Think before you post, America.
By CollegeHumor Writers
Recently, many of you posted this
message on your Facebook walls
(message appears), declaring that
by doing so, Facebook has no legal
right to your content. MURPH:
Here's what you're actually
I don't know how laws work.
I think that legal terms are "magic
words" that can force people to do
what I want.
Image: close on the words "communique" and "aforementioned"
I believe that a wall post is a
binding legal contract that can
override a Terms of Service
The agreement I clicked "Yes" to
without reading in 2004.
I make kneejerk decisions based on
Like an animal!
Declaring something on your
Facebook wall doesn't make it true.
Here's some other stuff you could
declare, and have the same impact:
I am Koltrimac, King of
I am exempt from taxation,
alternate side parking, and talking
to my mom's friends.
If you're seeing this, I now own
I get to have two bar mitzvahs."
I am hereby immune to gonorrhea!
If you're a guy and we're hanging
out, we're dating now.
Cats love me as much as I love
Hogwarts is real and I have a shot.
Also, if you're gonna copy and
paste legal terms, take a second
and Google them first.
Or Bing it. You could even Bing
Here's some of the "high-powered
law talk" you pasted into your
status without checking:
The Berne Convention is a
126-year-old Swiss treaty
It has nothing to do with the
The Rome Statute governs the
prosecution of international war
criminals for genocide.
Unless you're posting "ROFL just
gassed 20,000 Canadians" -- this
one does not apply.
And let's talk about the word
"Communiqué" for a second. Just
because a word sounds fancy and
French, that doesn't make it
Here's something that's never
(Oh, it's a communiqué? Case
It's a communiqué everyone!"
Here are some more fancy words that
mean nothing in a court of law.
Vis a vis.
In conclusion, stop being a Dumb
A Gullible Gus.
And an Uninformed Umberto.
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