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How not to break instagram TOS about images !

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Weblycos, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Weblycos

    Weblycos Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Instagram just starting to manage their service next level. any sign of wrong activity, they banned without any notice. I have a page growing very well , Nature niche. Most of you aware @nature has gone. May be copyright wasn't the issue but lets talk how can i get rid of copyright claim.
    I wrote in my bio " All Photos are belong to their respective owners."

    Is it ok? Please let me know if there is anything i should do.
     
  2. avilux

    avilux Power Member

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    I'm still relatively new to IG, so I'm not too sure about copyright. However, I've made money off youtube years before and if Facebook handles copyright the same way Google does (most likely the answer is yes), then no, you are not safe. I'm being blunt. Don't expect to be safe EVER. @nature isn't even the best example for why you shouldn't feel safe. I'm not trying to scare you, but there's been multiple occasions where celebs and big stars on the internet got their account banned for a bit (they only got it back probably because their AGENTS begged the companies or did some legal stuff, which 99% of us BHW's don't have). No matter who you are, copyright can still get you. Instagram won't care if you have 10M followers even if they're risking giant lawsuits which will cost them more than your account can give to them. They might treat you differently and might give you options of reinstating your account compared to a small one, but still, copyright is something everybody is scared of. Saying that in your bio might help just a tiny bit, in the sense that copyright owners MIGHT contact you before reporting you.. but other than that, you're not protected if someone decides to straight up report you. The best thing to do, is if you're in a niche where you're posting other people's pictures of models or their art or something like that, find exactly where it came from, and tag+ put them into the description.
     
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  3. eXclusivejobs

    eXclusivejobs Junior Member

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    Keep in mind that at anytime someone may file a complaint and I'm not sure that you're bio claim will protect you 100% if you are not giving direct credit to someone. It seems that this is a huge gray area at this point across the internet.

    Obviously it'd be best to use all public domain images or have permission from the copyright owners on everything you post, but being realistic, I think the first couple times you are reported, instagram will just remove the photo and give you a warning. I have got a few notices that my photo does not comply with instagrams "TOS guidelines" or something similar, but the account was aged and I'm not sure what the issues were with 100% accuracy.
     
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    richardleb Power Member

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    I got noticed via email by Instagram once too.
    One of my pics didn't have the photographer name.
     
  5. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    Putting that in your bio does nothing to protect you in the eyes of the law.
     
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    Y M C M B Power Member

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    the only way to be 100% safe is to post stuff that belong to you, other than that, its just illusion of safety
     
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  7. Weblycos

    Weblycos Senior Member

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    This is seriously concerning but i had talked with 4 stock image selling companies, they told me you can use it at instagram as long as you don't claim its yours. Its not a problem.
     
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    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Use the pictures then if they say you can.

    As long as they don't report you to IG ur fine.
     
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    auuuu Elite Member

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    If the owner can demostrate that the photo belong to him and he have the copyright, no bio will help you.

    In my case, I just re-post pictures made from fans, not copyrighted things and always insert the credit.
     
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    You should consider removing the "are" from the above sentense, it will make it look like english, except if you were trying to make it sound like that on purpose. Also as someone else pointed below, writing that doesn't really exempt you if you used the image without rights, you should find another sources of images that you are 100% are safe to use.
     
  11. loshara

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    I don't get it a bit, if you post a photo and put credit to the owner, what problems can you possible have? If you've credited the owner and he complains, will this pose any problems?
     
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    I think nothing. In the worst case you ask for a permission, he won't allow you to use his pic and you just simply delete it.
     
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    Priince1337 Junior Member

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    just because you credit the owner, doesnt mean he is ok with that. maybe he just doesnt like getting his pictures stolen.
    i mean it is always safer to credit the original owner, but if he decides to write a complaint it wont save you.
     
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  14. loshara

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    well, I only post my own photos, so don't see the problem with that. if the person also wants a shoutout, then there's no problem with that too. but building an account on stolen photos or without permission, that's wrong from the very start...
    thanks for your reply btw
     
  15. radis

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    Ya you guys need to go read up on copyright law. Giving credit means nothing. If the owner sues you he will win and it will be a 4 figure amount. Nature niche is the worse because everyone uses images from photographers and they make a living selling those images. If you are pulling them off a photographers ig page and you tag him he may not care. But stealing images from 500px or somewhere else where you cant link to him, expect the owner to be pissed off as he is most likely selling that image.
     
  16. loshara

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    as good as your law is, good luck looking for those people all over the world.
     
  17. radis

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    phones and computers leave trails everywhere
     
  18. loshara

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    that's true, nobody is arguing about the strength of the law or the absence of trails but let's say, will you pay the police to arrest a guy in, for example, Thailand and be brought to USA? nobody will even do it unless you pay them loads of money and then you won't get that money back at all.
     
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    You cant get rid of the copyright claim. Its that easy.

    You are not allowed to "steal" pictures that are not yours.
    A sentence like "I dont own the copyrights" wont help you in any way, thats a common misbelief.

    If you wanna be 100% sure only use Creative Commons Zero or Public Domain images.
     
  20. loshara

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    I think a lot of the confusion is created because people mean two different things:
    1 - when an owner of the photo asks you to put their picture on your account with the credit(there will be no problems with that)
    2 - when people take other's photos and either give/do not give credit (there will be problems with that because it's stealing)