A Facebook hoax that we all saw back in 2012 and should know better than to post on our timelines has, nevertheless, tricked some of our dumber acquaintances again. The hoax claims that if you post a status with some legal-sounding language, Facebook can't claim ownership of any content you post on their site. That's why you've seen this status everywhere:
As of (date), I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute or take any other action against me based on this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-11 308-103 and Rome statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish this statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE you MUST copy and paste to make this I will leave a comment so it will be easier to copy and paste!!!
Hahah! Right? These poor souls think they have any control over the voracious maw of Facebook. What a bunch of suckers! Facebook claims it doesn't own any of your posts or photos, and that it never claimed to own them in their Terms of Service. Facebook also denied the new rumor that they would make users pay for a private account, or any profile on their site, now or in the future. Time will tell.
It's not that hard to understand why someone would want to protect themselves from the company that killed privacy, but to think that you could stop them from taking your work simply by posting more on their website is crazy.