This morning upon logging onto Facebook, I noticed a BUNCH of people posting this as their status: "Today, on June 25th, 2013, by making full use of my mental faculties and my ownership of this account in Facebook, I declare, to whom it may concern, and in particular to the administrator of the company Facebook, my author rights are related to all my personal information, comments, texts, articles, illustrations, comics, paintings, photos, professional videos and other publications in electronic format that I spread on this site under my signature. The above on the basis of the principle enshrined in the Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works, as well as with regard to the respective national copyright law. For commercial use of the aforementioned items, always be my written consent. By this statement, I notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disclose, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. These prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents or members of any team, under the direction or control of Facebook. 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once you will be tacitly allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. Do not share; copy and paste"
What exactly does this mean? Is it real? I always thought everything on FaceBook was already public, that is, unless you set all of your setting as private. Basically it looks to me like people are trying to say that FaceBook can and might possibly use our photo's for advertisement...UNLESS we post this as our status. I honestly think that if they COULD use our photo's and stuff, posting that wouldn't stop them from using our personal photos. What is everyone's take on this?