Thousands of copyright violations happen every day on Instagram, but the reporting process is so confusing, even though it’s supposed to be easy.
I had a tough time with this on my first go. In total, it took me around 30 minutes to report a copyright infringement post on the Instagram help center. But now I can do it in under two minutes.
If you’re not sure how to handle copyright infringement, don’t worry! We have got you covered. This article will provide you with information on how to report and deal with it in the right way.
What is Copyright Infringement on Instagram
Instagram is a great way to share your creativity with the world. It can be a fun and rewarding experience, but unfortunately, some people have been using it as an outlet for copyright infringement.
It is illegal for someone to copy or use a copyrighted work without permission. Copyright infringement on Instagram can happen in various ways.
- Copy the work of other content creators, even if you give them credit or include a disclaimer saying it’s not your intention to infringe their copyright is in fact an infringement.
- Sharing videos with copyrighted music in the background.
- Editing someone else’s work.
- It is also possible to take a screenshot of an image and upload it as your own.
It is important to note that copyright infringement on Instagram can be reported by using the report button on the app or by using copyright infringement reporting services such as DMCA.
In this article, you’ll learn what to do if you find someone using your content without permission on Instagram.
How to Spot the Instagram Copyright Infringement Scam
The Instagram copyright infringement scam is a popular scam that has been around for some time. It is known for its use of the “DM” feature on Instagram.
- The scammer will send you a DM with an offer to buy your account.
- They will also ask you to send them the username and password of your account so they can “verify” it.
- It is important to remember that, while there are people who may be interested in buying your account, there are also people who are looking to take advantage of you.
- If someone sends you a DM with an offer to buy your account, they are likely trying to scam you out of it instead.
It is important not to fall victim to these scams by not giving out any personal information, OTP or passwords over the DM.
How to Identify You Get Reported on Instagram
Previously Instagram has only one option to check all the violated posts that you have shared that go against Instagram guidelines. You can check how many violation reports you get and how many are still pending.
Instagram has just introduced a new option called “Account Status.” The feature makes it possible to share the details of your account with followers, which is something that many Instagram users have been asking about.
Here are these two ways to check your number or reports:
- Settings > help > Support requests > Violations
- Settings > Account > Account Status
How to Deal with Instagram Copyright Infringement
The first thing to know about Instagram is that it does not offer any sort of protection for intellectual property. This means that if someone posts a photo on their account and you want to use it, you do not need permission from the original creator.
However, they may still have the right to sue you if they feel like you are using their work for commercial purposes without their consent. There are a number of legal ways to stop copyright reports on Instagram.
- Always upload only content that you’ve created.
- Use Non- copyrighted photos and videos.
- Use licensed Media to post.
- Add a watermark on all of their photos or videos with their name or logo visible in the image or video frame.
This issue is a major one for many content creators. The key to dealing with Instagram copyright infringement is to find out who the original creator of the content is and then contact them.
Requirements for Filling Instagram Copyright Form
Instagram has a copyright form that is required for anyone who wants to share their content with the world. The form is only available in English, but the process is straightforward and easy to follow.
A copyright form is a legal document that protects your rights as an author of intellectual property. It is not necessary for all authors, but it provides protection from people who might try to steal or use your work without permission.
The Instagram copyright form requires you to provide:
- Your name and contact information.
- Type of content are you reporting (Image. video, text etc).
- The title and description of your work.
- Link (URLs) of the copyrighted work.
- URL (Link) of original contents that belongs to you.
- Electronic signature (Genrally your full name)
- A statement declaring that you are the author and owner of the work
How to Report Copyright Infringement on Instagram
When you notice your photo being used without permission, my first recommendation is to submit a report from a computer. simply visiting the help center.
It’s possible to do this from a phone or tablet, but you will need to copy and paste links, find images from your portfolio online, input your address. You may also need to upload files.
I’m sharing a copyright report with my smartphone in order to make it more reliable for everyone to learn from.
Firstly, log on to your Instagram account then go to the post, you want to report copyright infringement. then
Step 1: Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the image. (Eg: Screenshot Below)
Step 2: Then a new you’ll get a new pop-up from the bottom of your smartphone. Then choose “Report“. (Eg: Screenshot Below)
Step 3: As confusing as it seems, click on “Intellectual Property Violation“. (Eg: Screenshot Below)
Step 4: Then click on “Report in help center” Bottom of the next step. (Eg: Screenshot Below)
Step 5: You are then presented with two pages of dense text. on the first page, click on “Reporting copyright violations“.
Step 6: After that on the second page, click on “this form,” nicely tucked away at the end of the first paragraph.
Step 7: From here, things get a little more straightforward. Choose “Copyright” and “Continue with your copyright report. (Click here for Direct access )
Step 8: Instagram then wants to double-check you’re in the right place by giving you a long list of options, despite you having clicked on “copyright” four times by this stage (it’s as though they hope that you might be finding this too time-consuming).
Step 9: From here you can start filling out the details. your name and contact address, the URL of the infringing Instagram post, and a link to where you have legitimately published your content.
You type your name and email to submit, and while the process doesn’t provide any confirmation, it does say that your report’s been submitted. The next step has yet to be determined by mail.
Wait for the Confirmation Email
You should receive an automated email confirming that your report has been sent. It’s worth keeping an eye out for other emails from Instagram relating to your report as you might be asked to provide additional details or clarify something that the system does not understand completely.
You can also contact the support team via Instagram E-mail and phone number.
If all goes well, I am glad you say this, in most cases when this occurs the offending content is removed or disabled. But unfortunately in my experience, these accounts will continue to post illegal material.
Video: Copyright Claim Form Submission
FAQs: About Instagram Copyright Report
The Final Words
An alternative to filing reports on reported images is to contact the account that posted your work, but I’ve found this typically doesn’t yield any results. And attempting to comment on the post only adds more visibility for the image.
Furthermore, if a profile has received a high volume of complaints or reports, there is more chance that Instagram will disable or delete your Instagram account.
Good luck with your reports, and if you have any suggestions for improvements, please leave them in the comments.