The “Copy & Paste” Facebook Copyright Notice Is A Hoax … Does Not Protect Your Privacy

Over and over and over again. I keep notifying people and posting Snopes etc. Some just don’t get it and it drives me nuts. Blindly just reposting anything that comes through their notifications.

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Facebook Copyright Hoax Goes Viral Again

” A fake Facebook copyright message claiming to protect users’ media has once again been making the rounds on the social network.

  The message claims to put copyright protections on a user’s posts after they share the status update.

  It typically reads:

” In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!”

  Here’s the thing: Facebook doesn’t own your posts. Under the social network’s privacy policy, they have the right to distribute and share the things a user posts, subject to their privacy and application settings. (Check out Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities here.)

  The hoax doesn’t…

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