Should People Ask To Borrow Notes and Statuses On Facebook?
It is a problem with some to have others copy and paste their work on Facebook. Who hasn’t copied an inspirational piece and used it on their status. If we are avid Face bookers then many are guilty. What about it? Is it worthy of grievance to balk about it?
Many would argue that Facebook is an open forum and that if a person is really serious about their work should it be shown there in the first place? Answers vary.
Facebook says, “Sharing Your Content and Information
You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (“IP content”), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (“IP License”). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
When you publish content or information using the “everyone” setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of Facebook, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture).
We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Facebook, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).”
So now we ask, if Facebook says that I own it does it give my friends rights and privileges that Facebook doesn’t have?
Wow! This is a hot topic of conversation and some want answers now!
Should we expect that our rights to not have our material used without permission be upheld in a public arena? Or should we let it go?
Well that’s all I found on the subject, but just a bit of advice for the future. If you want your stuff don’t post it on Facebook.