Facebook will protect the copyright of the images with its Rights Manager tool. In this way, unauthorized use will be prevented.
Facebook expands for Rights Manager
The number of videos and photographs increasing exponentially every day in the internet world brings up copyright issues. Especially the unauthorized sharing of photos and videos on social media disturbs the owners of these contents.
Facebook is taking an important step towards this problem with Instragram. It is aimed to prevent possible violations by expanding the previously available Rights Manager tool. With Rights Manager, users can declare that they have their own rights to the content by filling out the form. In this way, they can protect the photos and videos they want. After obtaining the necessary approval, Facebook will be able to detect matching content for reuse cases. In this way, content owners will become stronger.
Earlier this year, content belonging to photographer Stephanie Sinclair was used on Instagram by Mashable without permission. Although Stephanie Sinclair filed a court case in the United States, it was decided that Instagram was a public platform and Mahable could use it.
Although the Rights Manager does not take a definite step in this regard, it informs the content owners about the use of their content.