This facebook post has gone viral among my friends
PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning - any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos & videos, and/or the comments made about my photos, videos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile.
You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee, agent, student or any personnel under your direction or control.
The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS
One of whom gave this justification
For those of you who do not understand the reasoning behind this posting, Facebook is now a publicly traded entity. Unless you state otherwise, anyone can infringe on your right to privacy once you post to this site. It is recommended that you and other members post a similar notice as this, or you may copy and paste this version. If you do not po...st such a statement once, then you are indirectly allowing public use of items such as your photos and the information contained in your status updates.
I am not a lawyer, and have no understanding of these things.
My question is two fold, is this necessary? and even if it is necessary, will it have the desired effect?
I know it's similar to Do Facebook or its third-party partners use my photos in ads?, but maybe different because the game has changed now that FB is a public traded entity.