About Copyright

In most countries, copyright is a legal right that protects original works of authorship (ex: books, music, art). Generally, copyright doesn't protect facts and ideas, but it may protect the original words or images that express an idea.

To learn more about the scope of copyright protection in the US, visit the World Intellectual Property Organization's website. For a list of country-specific copyright websites, please visit WIPO’s directory.

Learn more about copyright issues below.

Reporting Copyright Infringements

If you believe someone is using your copyrighted work without your permission, you may wish to fill out this form. You can also mail our designated agent. Please be sure to include a complete copyright claim in your report. Keep in mind that you don’t need an Instagram account to submit a report.

Before you report a claim of copyright infringement, you may want to reach out to the person who posted the content. You may be able to resolve the issue without contacting Instagram at all.

To report a claim of copyright infringement, fill out this form.

Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright

Other Issues

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