Facebook message claiming users have 'copyright' to photos, timeline posts is a hoax | Tendances, technologies, médias & réseaux sociaux : usages, évolution, statistiques | Scoop.it

If you do not want to fall into the trap, read this article. For once I do not control the information, I published this information on my facebook wall...! [note Martin Gysler]


A new Facebook hoax has some users thinking they own the copyrights to material posted to their pages.


A news message claiming that Facebook users have copyrights to their photos, videos and messages is a load of baloney, according to a report.


They don't.

The post, which has recently popped up in some users timelines, says:

“In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!”


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/copyright-facebook-message-hoax-article-1.1208028

Via Martin Gysler