Facebook has responded to the rumors circulating this week that you can opt-out of Facebook’s copyright rules with a status update.
The social network released the statement: “There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.”
According to Facebook’s rules, the social network owns the photos, videos, and even the statuses that you upload. As Gizmodo points out, “if you upload a photo, Facebook is 100%, completely allowed to use it (or sell it) until you delete that photo or delete your account. This isn’t to say that it does any of this stuff—and in fact Facebook is adamant that it does not—just reserving the right to at some point in the future.”
Since this past weekend Facebook users have been virally sharing a status update that has created the new conversation. Read more