Do I Need To Post The “Copyright” Status to Protect my Facebook Account?
The simple answer is , no. The truth is that this "copy and paste" post has been around for over 2 years and gets new life on Facebook about twice a year.
You may have seen this being posted by your friends on Facebook worried about their privacy being violated or Facebook using their posts, pictures or profile information. It is supposed to protect your account if you publicly post this message on your page:
"Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to involve software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I do declare the following: on this day, November 30,2014, in response to the new Facebook guidelines and under articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data, drawings, paintings, photos, texts etc... published on my profile. For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times.
Those reading this text can copy it and paste it on their Facebook wall. This will allow them to place themselves under the protection of copyright. By this release, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or to take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The actions mentioned above apply equally to employees, students, agents and/or other staff under the direction of Facebook.
The contents of my profile include private information. The violation of my privacy is punished by the law (UCC 1 1-308 - 308 1 -103 and the Rome Statute). Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are invited to post a notice of this kind, or if you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you have not published this statement at least once, you will tacitly allow the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile update"
Posting this on your page will do absolutely nothing to protect your privacy, your privacy settings do that. If you have your privacy settings set high, and your friends do not decide to share your pictures, posts or any other information on their page you will be fine.
The fact of the matter is that Facebook is free, it is free because WE are it's product if they did not let advertisers use their site we would all be paying money to use it. The information they use about the users however is not really about YOU, its demographics and matching advertisers with the proper audience. We as individuals or our posts about what we ate at dinner or how hard the weekend was for us, and our pictures of our kids and dogs are just not that important to them or the world of advertising. That is unless they are selling high nutritional dog food, in which case you may see that ad appear on your wall.
Bottom line with Facebook as well as any social media always keep in mind that it is a "public" social media platform and the best thing to do is not do , say or post anything that you would not do, say, or post in your neighborhood park.