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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:04 PM

Go ahead COPYRIGHT your Facebook

Check out this article in WIRED, and just remember pretty much anything you post on the internet can be/will be attributed to you. Anonymity/Copyright is not quite what many thing.

"A silly copyright notice is sweeping Facebook today, with users attaching pseudo-legalese to their status updates in a misguided effort to prevent Facebook from owning or commercially exploiting their content. Facebook has issued a formal “fact check” statement refuting the legalese.

The viral copyright notice last spread on Facebook in May and June. Now it’s back and garnering lots of attention.

The notice incorrectly implies that Facebook has recently changed the copyright provisions of its user agreement. It then unnecessarily asserts a user’s copyright over his Facebook posts (you retain such copyright without posting a notice) and cites the “Berner Convention,” an irrelevant international treaty properly spelled “Berne Convention.” The notice then instructs Facebook to get written permission to make commercial use of the user’s content, which is pointless as Facebook users agree to let the social network make money off their posts when they sign up for the service. (The full text of the bogus copyright notice is below.)"

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http://www.wired.com/business/2012/11/facebook-copyright-hoax/

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Reply Go ahead COPYRIGHT your Facebook (Original post)
Agschmid Nov 2012 OP
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #1
demwing Nov 2012 #4
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #6
demwing Nov 2012 #13
jberryhill Nov 2012 #2
datasuspect Nov 2012 #3
demwing Nov 2012 #5
datasuspect Nov 2012 #7
Lex Nov 2012 #10
msanthrope Nov 2012 #11
demwing Nov 2012 #14
datasuspect Nov 2012 #15
RevStPatrick Nov 2012 #8
MineralMan Nov 2012 #9
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #12
Agschmid Nov 2012 #16
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #17
Agschmid Nov 2012 #18

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:07 PM

1. Flailing idiots. Legally genuflecting while hopelessly wandering the lowest circle of Hell. nt

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:15 PM

4. that was nasty

why the tude, dude?

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Response to demwing (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:19 PM

6. Why would I disparage a mass of ignorant and self-important COPYPASTA lawyers who've...

...already signed-away the rights they claim to retain?



PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:12 PM

13. Good question. Why would you?

Are you just bored, or what?

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:08 PM

2. Oy


Well, at least they aren't telling people to "mail yourself a copy".

In general, it is correct that absent an agreement otherwise, you own what you write, notice or no notice.

As you point out, the sticking point is "absent an agreement otherwise" which, of course, makes the user agreement relevant.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:12 PM

3. they're on facebook

 

what do you expect?

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:16 PM

5. feel superior much?

geez

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Response to demwing (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:21 PM

7. yes

 

more and more each day.

thanks for asking.

i tried facebook.

timesuck. stupid people talking stupid shit. not that there is anything wrong with stupid shit. but each individual person does not need a personal publishing platform.

they need to watch more tv or buy shit or whatever.

i was born before 1980.

i remember when people were still human and not distracted voidbots finger fucking devices into oblivion.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:42 PM

10. Those stupid people were people you friended.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:44 PM

11. "voidbots finger fucking devices into oblivion." Stealing. nt

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:15 PM

14. Good for you. Roll with that

Because feelings of superiority are often one of the traits of highly successful people, right?

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Response to demwing (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:30 PM

15. works for me

 

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:35 PM

8. I posted that copyright notice thingie to my Facebook wall yesterday...

 

But I altered it to make it read like it was from Finnegan's Wake.
It was a lot of fun...

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:39 PM

9. This is just an extension of the Facebookers' penchant

for accepting anything they see on their monitor as gospel truth. There's no caution, no wondering, just acceptance. That's how Fox News spreads its lies, too. Some talking head says some nonsense on the TV and the next day it's being forwarded to millions of email accounts and posted on everyone's Facebook feeds. When it is found to be false, there are exactly zero retractions of it by the people who were duped.

The real folly of this Facebook copyright nonsense is that so many people seem to believe that their photos of their offspring and their ramblings about trivial things have any value to anyone.

Facebook can be a nice place to visit with your friends and family. Used in that way, it's very useful. Most people do not use it that way. It's not easy to use it well. Only by unfriending every Facebooker who slimes your feed with Farmville crap or reposts the latest right-wing lie can you regain control of the space.

If it were not for my brother and sister and my neices and nephews and their children, I would shut down Facebook in an instant. But, they're family, and I love my family.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:47 PM

12. I don't care what FB uses and doesn't use of mine...

 

Nor do I fret over targeted ads.

I also LOVE Google Earth and the funny pictures its unmanned cars take of people picking their nose and sunbathing.

I find nothing nefarious about any of it and encourage more people to add to it.

This is the Information Age and it doesn't frighten me. I'm no technophobe.

Personally, I believe this privacy baloney is hyped by the tinfoil industry.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:53 PM

16. Could not disagree more, privacy is very important to me.

I like the German style of privacy. Read this article if you want about how the German government is trying to limit Google and Facebook from collecting the plethora of information that they do.

"When it comes to conflicts with American tech companies, Germany is the anti-China. The Chinese government wanted Google to censor search results and (depending on whose version you believe) keep quiet when government hackers stole individuals' information for control purposes.

Germany, by contrast, is ambivalent about companies like Google and Facebook having all that information in the first place. Not only is the German government uninterested in exploiting the companies' tools for Big Brother purposes, it wants to keep Big Brother tools out of circulation in general..."

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/12/germanys-war-with-facebook-and-google-over-privacy/248914/

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:54 PM

17. Remember, you are not Facebook's customers. You're their product.

Keep that mind when you post there, and save yourself some pain.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:42 PM

18. From failblog.org...

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