Not Just You
You and You Alone
Best Argument: You and You Alone
It's yours -- until you upload it
Emil Protalinski: You own your data. After all, it's your data. You will always own your data, but so will whatever firm, company, or organization you have allowed to also own your data.
You are the exclusive owner of your data right up until the point where you hand it over to a party and agree they also own your data. Facebook is one such service.
If it wasn't for Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which you must agree to in order to use the service, you would still be the sole owner of your data.
In short, Facebook owns any IP you give it, because you gave it permission to own it. If there is content you don't want Facebook to own, don't upload it to Facebook.
See Emil Protalinski's Friending Facebook blog
Companies have no right
Violet Blue: We are on the cusp of a privacy apocalypse as a direct result of the collection of personal and private data on users of social websites. Companies like Facebook do not have the right to own or define ownership of anyone's data.
See Violet Blue's Pulp Tech blog
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