I’m Stealing Your Facebook Stuff and No Copyright Notice Will Stop Me
People of Facebook -- my friends. Gah. My friends. Posting this? You? On your wall...?! Seriously.
Alright, I'm going to make this short and sweet. Again.
This thing that you posted on your Facebook wall. Yeah, no. It's not a contract. It's not legally binding. And it has not spun me in to a web of fear surrounding the possible repercussions of snatching things from your page and posting them on mine. Or, just, looking at them in private. Teehee.
To further explain how the above Facebook declaration (and others like it) won't stop me from stealing your awesome pictures and hilarious memes, the good people of College Humor have created this fascinatingly insightful video.
(After the video, be sure to scroll down to read about a frightening personal experience that happens to serve as a wonderful analogy.)
In closing, this is Facebook. Whether you like it or not, you're here. (That's exactly what the customs officer told me in October of 2001 after I accidentally got on the bridge to Canada without a passport.)
Somewhere along the way, you crossed that bridge called "Terms of Service" and you, well, let's be honest, you signed your life away.
Happy New Year!