Instagram has over one billion users worldwide who share lots of photos and videos daily with their friends and loved ones.
But think twice before you share any content that’s not yours. If you’re doing any of these things on Instagram mentioned in the infographic below, you will soon need a lawyer!
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The Four Ways Instagram Could Leave You Needing a Lawyer
If you upload an image, video on Instagram you didn’t take or have permission to use.
Re-posting an image, video on Instagram without the content owner’s consent.
If you crop out someone’s watermark – a logo, image, word, or URL – on their video to use it as yours.
If you’re unsure of who owns a picture or video, you’re interested in, but you still go ahead and use it.Whenever you're in doubt about a specific image, video or music, don't use it. Click To Tweet
If you steal someone else’s image, video or music; claiming it’s yours, stop it now! If your brand is doing any of the above on Instagram, then your brand is not for Instagram.
As an honourable organisation or brand be sure of the source of the images, videos, and music you use on Instagram or any other social network.
Whenever you’re in doubt about a specific image, video or music, don’t use it.
I always encourage my clients to either create their content or use content from authentic sources that they have gotten the legal rights and permission to use.
It’s a lot more tedious and expensive, but it’s better in the long run.
These days there’s no need to cut corners and be mediocre when it comes to content creation for social media.
If you need help with creating content for social media, contact us. We would be glad to help.