Copyright regulations were made to protect the original owner of a property from any kind of infringement or in simpler terms, copying. However, if taken in an appropriate manner, individuals can still post the works of others.
Social media platforms are known for being a place with plenty of infringement, though the individuals performing such acts are punished accordingly.
To help you avoid being one of these individuals, let’s take a better look at the copyright regulations of the different social media platforms.
Before anything else, it’s important to understand that while the regulations of one platform may differ from another, there are similarities. One similarity is that owners can decide whether their work may be copyrighted.
Twitter and Copyright
Twitter’s copyright regulations are pretty straightforward. Their conditions are that whenever a user posts a Tweet, the said user is granting Twitter the permission to share his/her Tweet to anyone around the world, with no exceptions.
Basically, when a Twitter user starts making use of Twitter, it only means they’ve already granted Twitter a license to share their Tweets.
Facebook and Copyright
The terms and conditions of Facebook regarding copyright are pretty much the same with Twitter. However, this time, users can change how it works by going through the privacy settings.
As a result, Facebook users will have more options when it comes to posting content that may be copyrighted.
Pinterest and Copyright
Pinterest also has a unique set of copyright regulations. This is because they don’t ask for a copyright license for them to share your posts anywhere. However, upon entering Pinterest, you’re agreeing that what you post will be shared.
This social media platform is perhaps the farthest from being strict when it comes to copyright issues.
It would be best if you don’t put your personal property in social media in the first place. Not only is there no surefire way to avoid infringement, but you’re also more prone to cyberbullying.
It’s recommended that you only use social media when doing content marketing, and not on posting personal or classified information.