Do Facebook copyright posts protect you? Experts say no

How much privacy do you have on Facebook? Even after a change in policy, not much, no matter what you do according to social media experts.

How much privacy do you have on Facebook? Even after a change in policy, the answer is not much, no matter what you do, according to social media experts.

That's because when you sign up for Facebook you agree to their terms that every photo or video you post they can use. The only way to keep your information private is to never sign up for Facebook.

Over they last few days, if you're a Facebook user you've probably seen a chain post. It starts with "I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all my personal details."

It's aim is to protect anything you post on Facebook under copyright laws, but does it really work?

"That does absolutely nothing, but spam your wall. That's the only thing it actually does," said Gabe Ulloa, Social Media Expert at ARRC Technologies. "You just get to see 150 of your friends post that on their wall. It does absolutely nothing to anything."

That's because when you sign up for Facebook you agree to their terms that give Facebook the right to share any of your content.

"Once you agree to Facebook's terms of service, you agreed to Facebook's terms of service. You can't create a counter-notice," said Jeff Travis, Copyright Lawyer for Borton Petrini, LLP. "That's not going to work because you've already entered Facebook's universe."

The copyright posting-mania started in May when Facebook became a public company and privacy settings relaxed. Last week, the posts started up again when Facebook decided no longer to include user input.

"It's not so much a voting system anymore. It's what the shareholders want, is what's going to be pushed out through Facebook," said Ulloa.

Not a policy many users are liking. So, as privacy drifts away from the user, how can Facebook members protect their information?

There's really only one way.. don't post it.

"The best practice is if you don't want it online don't put it there," said Ulloa.

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