(PCM) Please everyone, stop posting that silly legal notice about protecting your privacy on Facebook. It is a hoax and it is the very same hoax that has been circulating around the internet for several years! There is certainly nothing wrong with being concerned about your privacy on Facebook and other social networking sites, however posting a proven to be fake legal status does not change any of the terms that you agreed to when you first opened your account.
The hoax that is making the rounds now claims that Facebook will begin charging $5.99 per month and requests that users update their status with the following statement:
As of [insert date and time], I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You MUST copy and paste
Once again, this hoax has been debunked by Snopes.com and they claim that Facebook users do indeed still own the rights to all of their intellectual property, however Facebook’s terms of service that you agree to when signing up,give them permission to use what you post, so long as the posting is public. There you have it everyone!