“In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, writing, photos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention).”
has been appearing again. And it is good that it does make an appearance even if it is flawed (this from Snoops).
When we sign up for Facebook, we trade some of our rights. And Facebook are at liberty to trade the information you have given them, to make a profit. That profit provides the platform. And almost 1 in 7 people on the planet are trading that information.
One of the oldest phrases used about the internet is a mis-quote or a partial quote. Stewart Brand did not quite say “Information wants to be free”. What he did say was
On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other.
Facebook is not free – it’s just that we don’t pay with money, we pay with selling our secrets.
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