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what is wrong with everyone? haha
People are so gullible.
This E-mail and any attachments are private, intended solely for the use of the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient, they have been sent to you in error: any use of information in them is strictly prohibited.
What are the important facts?
"In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, photography and videography, 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status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..."
oh yeah guys and if you post some stuff about the Berner Convention and the Rome Statute (which you don't need to read, don't worry) then none of these terms count, OK?
So there's actually several layers of dumb in there.
Basically if something is protected by copyright that protection is automatic and not dependent on you pointing at it and screaming "MINE"
what a bunch of fucking arseholes. anyone posting that is gettin' DELETIT. FUCKING.
Anyway, who gives a shit. Facebook own my soul now anyway, and they can hve it - fuck it, i don't need it to drink beer and get laid.
Instant hide/defriend depending on how I'm feeling
The Swedish Ombudsman for advertising is considering taking Facebook to the Swedish Supreme Court
for massively breaching lots of Swedish advertising and privacy laws
Other Nordic countries soon to follow as well apparently
I bet Facebook are probably not that bothered and neither are you
Should probably copyright it
use facebook to moan about facebook
doesn't seem to carry any weight, you can claim ownership all you like but if you're uploading onto a server saying that they may use your content in anyway they wish then no matter of copyright claims you post on your wall is going to change the fact you agreed to it by uploading your material.
just because there's a term in a contract saying you transfer your rights by using this service doesn't mean it's enforceable. The UK IP statutes have sections which make any contractual clauses which are overly harsh on employees completely unenforceable.
I'm not saying that's the case here (I don't know) but it's not as straightforward as saying "it's in the T&Cs therefore you're out of luck"
In the real world, Facebook aren't about to start using peoples' stuff to advertise themselves, but if they do you can't really complain about it because they have told you that they might, and you've given them the right to
Comes down to whether the Ts&Cs and conditions could be proven to be OTT the top.
...which reminds me of an 'interesting' case a while back when Virgin Mobile used creative commons licensed photos (cribbed from flickr) in their adverts.
They're trying to make us pay for hotmail!