Orlando, FL asked in Copyright for Florida

Q: Do I own the copyright on content I post on social media?

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Andrea Wheeler
Andrea Wheeler
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Melbourne, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Copyright protects original works of authorship including "literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works." Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. However, agreeing to the terms and conditions on most social networks could mean signing away these rights. It is important to read the terms and conditions before posting your content.

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John Espinosa
John Espinosa
  • Lowell, MA

A: No. Read the terms and conditions of those social media sites.

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