Seems that Facebook owns the content of our Facebook page.
According to the Chris Walters article: “Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later.* Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want.”
It’s a complex subject, explained in this article and in many responses, including Mark Zuckerberg’s.
The bottom line is the same as it has always been: If you post something — anywhere — figure on it being available forever.
Actually I’m not sure why there’s such a big stir. The announcement in Facebook’s Terms of Service simply underscores what was true from the very first email post in the dark ages of the 20th century: Hit the send or upload button and you’ve lost control of your post and your privacy.
It’s an old message, but obviously one that needs to be shared over and over.
You may create the message, but once it’s out there the question of ownership is as vast, unruly and vaccilating as the evolving cyberspace itself.