Privacy Notices – Part 3

November 26, 2012

Oy veysmir!

I really have better things to do with my time … work, homework, lesson plans, and some gremlin decided to mess with the plumbing in my master bathroom last night …

Today, I have posted blogs on the idiocy of Facebook posts claiming privacy and copyright protection under UCC-1 308 and the Bern Convention … now I see that the latest iteration of the posts includes the following warning:

The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).

It breaks my heart to see how many sheeple are on my wall … and that some of them are respected attorneys who really should know better … smh.

Again … Facebook is a public forum. If you don’t want something seen, copied, etc., DON’T POST IT!! Or set your privacy settings to the highest possible levels.

As for the Rome Statute, it deals with the prosecution of international crimes. According to Wikipedia (not the worst possible source of information, btw):

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (often referred to as the International Criminal Court Statute or the Rome Statute) is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). It was adopted at a diplomatic conference in Rome on 17 July 1998 and it entered into force on 1 July 2002. As of 1 February 2012, 121 states are party to the statute. Among other things, the statute establishes the court’s functions, jurisdiction and structure.

Under the Rome Statute, the ICC can only investigate and prosecute the core international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression) in situations where states are unable or unwilling to do so themselves. The court can investigate crimes only in states that signed the Rome Statute unless authorized by the U.N. Security Council.

[emphasis added]

I’m pretty sure that posts on Facebook and other social media rarely warrant prosecution of international crimes like genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

To quote a friend, just f-ing Google it. Get your facts right.


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