How can I make sure the content I post to Instagram doesn't violate copyright law?
You might also be able to use someone else’s content on Instagram if you’ve gotten permission (for example, a license), or if your use is covered by fair use or some other exception to copyright. It’s generally a good idea to get permission before posting content, and to get that permission in writing.
Please note that Instagram can’t help you obtain permission to use copyrighted content.
Before you post content on Instagram, you may want to ask:
- Did I create all of the content myself?
- Do I have permission to use all of the content included in my post?
- Does my use of the content fall within an exception to copyright infringement?
- Is the content protected by copyright (for example, is it a short phrase, idea or public domain work)?
- How long does copyright protection last?
- How do I withdraw an intellectual property (copyright or trademark) report that I’ve already submitted?
- What rights do I have as a copyright owner?
- What if I want to upload content to Instagram but I'm not sure whether that would infringe someone's trademark?
- How do I report trademark infringement on Instagram?