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 can I make sure the content I post to Instagram doesn't violate trademark law?
- Content I posted was removed because it was reported for intellectual property (copyright or trademark) infringement. What are my next steps?
- What information do I need to include in a copyright report?
- How does Instagram process United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) counter-notifications?
- How do I report potential copyright violations?