It’s that time of the year, when people share ‘that’ Facebook status update again when they believe the social media giants own their content. It goes something like this:
From DD/MM/YYYY Indian standard time, I don’t give Facebook permission or permission to use my pictures, my information or my publications, both of the past as the future, mine or those where I show up. By this statement, I give my notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, give, sell my information, photos or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and / or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-1 1 308-103 and the Rome statute).
Note: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version.
If you do not publish a statement at least once, you’ve given the tacit agreement allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the updates of state of profile.
Do not share. You have to copy.
Just like ‘Modi declared most popular PM by UNESCO’, this is another popular hoax which refuses to die down. Like Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight, there’s no clear origin of this message and it keeps popping up time and again. For starters, Facebook isn’t claiming copyright to your personal info, nor are there any plans to do so. In 2012, Facebook had issued a statement on the his saying: “There is a rumour circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been. Click here to learn more:www.facebook.com/policies.”