Bottom line, Facebook users do retain the copyright in the personal content and photos they post, but they have already agreed to Facebook’s non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use that content. So, share with care.
So, content that you create and then post to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube or anywhere else is still yours. By posting it online you or your children have made it easier for people to infringe your rights by copying your content, but you haven’t given up those rights.
Simply put, you own the content you post to social media, but you’ve given each platform a license to use it as spelled out in their terms and conditions.
In simple terms, if it’s an original status, photo, or video by you, you own the copyrights to it. If you are posting someone else’s photo or video online, you don’t own the copyrights to it. It has to be something you created.
Does Facebook own the content you post?
You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings.
Google owns: YouTube, and Tencent owns: QQ, WeChat and QZone. Facebook is rocketing above the others, adding 1.196 billion users across its different platforms in just one year.
Ownership of the photo generally remains with the photographer, rather than people in the photo, who has the right to use the photo any way he or she likes.
Does twitter own your posts?
You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. What’s yours is yours — you own your Content (and your incorporated audio, photos and videos are considered part of the Content).
Even though the culture of social media is all about sharing, technically posting a photo or video that isn’t your own, would be contrary to the Instagram terms and could be an infringement of copyright. In the terms, users agree that they either own all the content they post or have sought permission to use it.
Social media law is a developing area of the law that includes both criminal and civil aspects. Generally, it covers legal issues related to user-generated content and the online sites that host or transmit it. … Material shared on social media can sometimes infringe on a copyright, a trademark, or other IP rights.
Who owns the content on the Internet?
This right is called copyright. It means you are the only person who has the right to copy, reuse, sell, or change it, and you are the only person who can give others permission to use your work.
Who owns a photograph once it is published on the Internet?
Citing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (PDF), “Photobucket respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same.” Basically, if you created the photo you’re posting, then it’s still yours.