The lengthy post, packed with legal terms, is meant to protect the a user's content and prevent anyone else from using it. The post 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, 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 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status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...
Similar to the post that two years ago, the legal notice is all a hoax. Facebook users are already under the protection of copyright laws and own the content they post, whether they post the legal declaration or not. According to , a media news site, every Facebook user has "already agreed to allow Facebook to use your intellectual property in connection to Facebook when you signed up." The agreement ends when you delete that intellectual property. In other words, the user's agreement with the network won't change with a simple status update or sharing of a legal notice.
Decode the fake legal notice, line by line, .
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