Posting a Legal Notice on Your Facebook Status – Will It Really Protect You?

Posting a Legal Notice on Your Facebook Status – Will It Really Protect You?

I have been seeing a lot of my Facebook friends changing their Facebook statuses to this or something similar to this lately:

“Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to involve software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I state: at this date of November 27, 2014, in response to the new guidelines of Facebook, pursuant to articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data drawings, paintings, photos, video, texts etc…. published on my profile and my page. For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times. 

Those who read this text can do a copy/paste on their Facebook wall. This will allow them to place themselves under the protection of copyright. By this statement, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and or its content. The actions mentioned above also apply to employees, students, agents and or other personnel under the direction of Facebook. 

The content of my profile contains private information. The violation of my privacy is punishable by law (UCC 1-308 1-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).

Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are invited to publish a notice of this kind, or if they prefer, you can copy and paste this version.

If you have not published this statement at least once, you tacitly allow the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in the profile update.”

Posting a Legal Notice on Your Facebook Status - Will It Really Protect You?

Posting a Legal Notice on Your Facebook Status – Will It Really Protect You?

  

If you’ve seen this on your feed, too; then you have probably either copy-pasted it onto your own status yourself to protect your personal data on Facebook or have at the very least wondered whether it would help. Unfortunately, it won’t help at all.

See, once you sign up for your account, you cannot change Facebook’s copyright or privacy terms just by posting a Facebook status on your wall. Any terms that you agree to after signing up on Facebook, and any changes made to the policy thereafter, will still be in effect, regardless of what you say on your Facebook status.

Learn more about Facebook’s policies (and actually read the terms – I know it’s a pain, but it may help in the future… you never know!) here: https://www.facebook.com/policies

On that note, if you are worried that Facebook ‘owns’ your media after you post it on the site, they don’t. Under the same terms mentioned above, Facebook can use and share your posts, but you still have full ownership of them.

We hope this article helped you in some way. 🙂

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Posting a Legal Notice on Your Facebook Status – Will It Really Protect You?






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