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Social Media Copyright and Fair Use Rules to Know

Ignite Social Media

As you use social media platforms to build your brand, you shouldn’t overlook the legal consequences that might arise. Fair Use in the Social Media Age. The fair use doctrine is part of the Copyright Act. Can Brands Use the TikTok Music Everyone is Using?

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Social Media Quotes, Music and Photo Copyrights

Ignite Social Media

The question is, if you’re a brand, can you legally use the quotes? Most of us are used to music copyrights, products and photos but quotes don’t seem to trigger the same “is this legal?” If you are not the original author of a quote, one of two things must be true to use it freely on social media. The quote is no longer owned and considered public domain. Translation: Don’t use a quote if you don’t have written permission or it’s not in public domain.

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Is Amazon reading this blog?

The Way of the Web

September 29th, 2010 · View Comments On Monday I wrote about the future of libraries , and how digital sharing and sampling are legally enabled either by open works (Public Domain or Creative Commons), or that retailers will have a vested interest in allowing sampling.

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Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright


Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? From Attribution Noncommercial-No Derivative Works licenses to “fair use,” there’s a lot to unpack. Especially if an image is used for social media marketing. Photographs, digital art, maps, charts, and paintings are all fair game.

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How to Tackle YouTube Copyright Issues

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They can also use YouTube’s native content ownership tools to have videos from other creators taken down if it’s using their intellectual property. As a YouTube creator (which includes brands using the platform for marketing!),

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

On April 7 my Facebook friend Susan (name changed) uploaded this photo (image used with permission from “Susan”): By April 21, it turned into this photo meme: What was posted as a “friends only” image was altered into a very public meme, where her kids and the neighbor’s kids (all under 13 years old) became branded as “What is wrong with today’s kids?” Is your profile public? Guest post by Jenelle Conner.

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Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


Sometimes, it is nice to see that your work has been used by many people around the web, even if they are not crediting you. In some cases, using work without permission is allowed. For criticizing, commenting, and news reporting, short quotations are considered fair use. You can also use material that’s available in the public domain. Finally, you are allowed to use a brand name on your site under nominative fair use laws.