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Does Facebook own my photos 2019?

Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

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1 of Facebook's Terms of Use (as ofApril2019) titled “Permission to use content youcreate andshare”, Facebook doesn't take ownership forpicturesyou post on their platform. Facebook specificallystatesthat “You own the content you create and shareonFacebook and the other Facebook products you use,andnothing

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Keeping this in view, does Facebook own my photos?

Let's start by getting on the same basic page:no,Facebook doesn't own your photos. That'snothow copyright or real life works. They're still yourphotos,not Facebook's. In fact, it's right inFacebook'sterms of service: “You own all of thecontent andinformation you post onFacebook.“

are photos on Facebook copyright protected? In fact, here's Facebook's exact wordingoncopyright: Generally, copyright protects originalexpressionsuch as words, images, video, artwork, etc. It doesnotprotect facts and ideas, although it may protecttheoriginal words or images used to describeanidea.

Subsequently, question is, can Facebook use your photos without permission?

No, it doesn't. “Owns” indicatescopyright,and you still retain all copyrights for thatphoto.Essentially, Facebook, or anyone else onFacebook,cannot sell a photo that you posted and ownthe copyrightof. You still own the copyrights to those, but youhave givenFacebook permission to reuse them withoutbeingsued.

How do I protect my photos from being copied on Facebook?

To protect your photos from beingcopied,use the privacy settings feature to stop people fromhaving access.However, keep in mind that you cannot stop anyone yougive viewingprivileges to from downloading your images. Log intoyourFacebook account and go to the "Profile" link at the topofany screen.

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