Declaration of Rights in lieu of Facebook’s New Guidelines of Intellectual Property

Today, June 30, 2013,

 

“In response to the new guidelines Facebook and under articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data, drawings, paintings, photos, texts etc… published on my profile. For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times! People reading this text can copy it and paste it on their Facebook wall. This will allow them to place them under the protection of copyright. By this release, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or to take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The actions mentioned above apply equally to employees, students, agents and/or other staff under the direction of Facebook. The contents of my profile includes private information. The violation of my privacy is punished by the law (UCC 1 1-308 – 308 1 – 103 and the Rome Statute). Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are invited to post a notice of this kind, or if you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you have not published this statement at least once, you will tacitly allow the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile updates.”
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About Kanthala Raghu

I am from Hyderabad, so I love to drink coke. I also love to explore Internet, which conflicts with love #1. I'm currently pursuing my Graduation in Electronics & Communications. I mostly blog about Tech, News, Open Source, whatever I'm learning about and shout down people who I disagree with - because I can't go to bed until people stop being wrong on the Internet.

9 thoughts on “Declaration of Rights in lieu of Facebook’s New Guidelines of Intellectual Property

  1. Is the intellectual property statement true or false? sounds good to me, but I’ve posted it and some persons have called it “hogwash”.

    • Yes its true don’t mind what others think about it. Posting it on your wall tells facebook that they cannot use your content( Original Content not copied one) without your permission . Doing so will give you authority to sue facebook if they use your personal Info for Commercial Purpose. { Have you not seen other people’s info on websites ? (I have) } Share it with your loved ones..

  2. unfortunately, this isn’t true. when you agree to Facebook’s terms of use (which you do just by using it) you provide Facebook a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any content you post. You do not need to make any declarations about copyright issues since the law already protects you. The privacy declaration is what does not mean anything.

    • Facebook has/had/is still having trouble keeping hold of Privacy Issues, which you mentioned above is not so well protected. I don’t know if you’ve read this anywhere but Facebook has leaked millions of accounts personal info (knowingly/unknowingly).A part of facebook’s TOS(Terms of service & Privacy) reads as below

      WE TRY TO KEEP FACEBOOK UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING FACEBOOK AS IS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT FACEBOOK WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT FACEBOOK WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. FACEBOOK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES

      Now that clearly says they cannot gaurantee the safety of users info, personal content etc etc so on … which brings us back to start. i.e Facebook is Unpredictable & not safe. Anyhow it wouldn’t hurt you to post this article, would it ? (look at the safe side, what would you lose posting it ?)

      • You would not lose anything by posting it but you will not gain anything either as the statement is meaningless. Here are the terms that users of Facebook are bound to simply by using Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms. Just by using Facebook, we agree to all of these terms.

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