Instagramā€™s New Terms of Service- And What You Actually Need To Know

Instagram’s New Terms of Service- And What You Actually Need To Know

Many of you know, Instagram recently updated their terms of service. Either it made you nervous, or it did not interest you one bit because let's be honest, long paragraphs of boring legal information isn’t sexy. But seeing as how this is my bread and butter as an IP paralegal, I thought I’d break it down for you in the sexiest way possible. 

First, the fun disclaimer: this is not legal advice, just general legal information for creators and consumers in layman’s terms. Consult an attorney for further questions and guidance on how this pertains to your social media platform. I say this because it is important to go to the source, in this case the Terms of Service, and not links that give their rendition of it, as many without legal knowledge may interpret incorrectly. 

Now for the fun part. The good stuff. What does it all mean?!

1. There will always be a polarization between...


Creative Counsel Episode 59: How to Protect Digital Products: a Step-by-Step Guide

Do you sell a digital product and want to make sure you are using best practices in setting up your e-commerce site? This episode will give you my top 5 tips for setting up and protecting your online products so that you can continue to serve your audience. 

You will learn: 

What you need to do before, during and after the product creation stage

How to work with freelancers in creating your digital products

What to put in your checkout terms

How to use a copyright notice and copyright registration

What you might need to trademark

What legal statements you need on your website and what they should cover


Online Course Terms of Use (TOU)

Digital Product Terms of Use (TOU)

Copyright Transfer Form

Independent Contractor/Freelancer Agreement

Full Website Legal Bundle (Privacy + website terms)

Privacy policy stand alone

Other episode links mentioned:

Copyright and Copywrongs: What you can and can't protect

Everything is a remix and that's OK - 



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