Following a hoax post that went viral, Facebook has reassured its users that they, not the company, own the copyright to the content they post on the social network.
This weekend, a number of users on the site began re-posting the viral status update proclaiming that users, not Facebook, own the copyrights to their content. The viral post implies that Facebook owns the copyright.
"In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details," the viral post says. "For commercial use of the above, my written consent is needed at all times!"