The latest privacy notice going viral on Facebook promises to protect users from unauthorized data sharing.
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!(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 communiqué, 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 any 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 1 1-308-308 1-103 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status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.
The notice spread shortly after Facebook announced Wednesday new privacy guidelines that allowed users to comment on proposed changes, but not vote.
Before the new privacy guidelines rolled out, all Facebook users had voting right regarding the social media community, although many of Facebook’s one billion plus users weren’t aware, according to a Mashable article. ( http://on.mash.to/UXgjgS )
The stipulation that makes some Facebook users nervous is this: "You grant us a non-exclusive, transferrable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook.
We have noticed a recent status update that is being widely shared implying the ownership of your Facebook content has recently changed. This is not true and has never been the case.Facebook does not own your data and content.Please see our Terms of Service for more informationhttps://www.facebook.com/policies
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