The copyright message on Facebook circling around everyone?s news feed is still definitely false. Facebook users are once again sharing a message that allegedly puts copyright protection on a users? post if they agree to share the message.
According to Gawker, the last Facebook copyright hoax we saw was in January, but for some silly reason, somebody had the idea to put it back again. So if you have been on Facebook but haven?t seen the copyright hoax yet, here?s what it looks like:
?In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, crafts, 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!
(Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws.)
By the present communiqu?, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or staff under Facebook?s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 11-308-3-8 1-1-3 and the Rome Statute).
Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates??
Some of the things to note about this Facebook message, according to ABC news, are that Facebook does not own its users? posts, ?The social network has the right to distribute and share things a user posts depending on what that user?s particular privacy settings are.? And that there is no such thing as a Berner Convention, but namely a Berne Convention, ?which is an international agreement governing copyright which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland in 1886,? shared by ABC News.
Fortunately, fewer people are falling for the copyright hoax so at least we know that social media has learned their lesson.