Please Don’t Copy And Paste That ‘Copyright’ Facebook Message…Again

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It was cute the first seven times you broadcast your ignorance of Facebook’s user agreement, copyright law, Snopes, etc. but please stop.

It’s happened again. Facebook announced a change to its user agreement. The most obvious way to have noticed this event is the flurry of “I hereby declare…” posts by a whole bunch of your friends; most likely the ones who aren’t IP lawyers.
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While we could explain how and why a Facebook post isn’t legally binding, but we think it would be easier to just post a College Humor video on the subject…from 2012.

Yep, this has been going on for years. After a stroll down memory lane, the problem does seem to be diminished in comparison to years past, meaning that most people have come to understand the futility of protecting their copyright(which is not actually under threat) with a post.

So please stop…otherwise the rest of us will be forced to judge you.

Here’s John Oliver to tell you, once again, how wrong it is.

Facebook Privacy Hoax DebunkedTHE FACEBOOK PRIVACY PROTECTION MESSAGES ARE HOAXES! WATCH THIS VIDEO TO HEAR JOHN OLIVER EXPLAIN HOW TO ACTUALLY PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Posted by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Intellectual Property Correspondent


Tristan's just this guy, ya know?