What to consider before submitting an intellectual property infringement report to Instagram
Consider your copyright and trademark permissions
Submitting a report of intellectual property infringement is a serious matter with potential legal consequences.
Consider whether the content you want to report may be:
If you’re not sure whether the content you’re reporting infringes your intellectual property rights, because it may be a fair use or otherwise, you may want to seek legal guidance.
Intentionally submitting misleading or otherwise fraudulent reports of copyright or trademark infringement may lead to Meta taking action, including termination of your account.
For copyright, it’s important to note that intentionally submitting a misleading or fraudulent report may also lead to liability for damages under section 512(f) of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) or similar laws in other countries.
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