Social Media and Copyright: Intellectual property rights in a digital world.
Copyright and intellectual property rights have always been a problem for creators, complicated and difficult to deal with.
In today’s digital world, with the advent of the internet, and even worse, with the existence of all the social media platforms, the battle seems to be lost. Social media platforms offer access to a huge amount of information and allow the connection among millions of internet users who share their creations in a way that was never before possible.
But what about intellectual property rights?
A quick look in those terms shows that no platform owns what has been posted on their site. The copyright still belongs to the owner. But when we come to the license of use, things change.
Moreover you grant the free license to use your username, image, voice to identify you as the source of any of your User Content
In Pinterest you can upload and share photos from your website or business and thus promote your work.
If you think that someone infringes upon your intellectual rights in any way, Pinterst gives you the opportunity to submit a DMCA notice by filling out a copyright complaint form.
It is more than clear that by posting on social media, you still keep the copyright of your creation. Nothing changes with it.
The key word is the word “licence” which you give up for a variety of purposes depending on the platform you use. In some platforms you even grant the host the ability to keep a copy of your post and use it even if you delete it.
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