Copyright issues on social media


Julia Holden and Andrea Ghirardelli

According to a June 1 decision by the Court of Rome, the uploading of photos on one’s own Facebook wall using the ‘public’ setting does not amount to granting a copyright licence to third parties. Therefore, whoever downloads photos marked ‘public’ from a Facebook wall and uses them without authorisation infringes copyright and may be liable for damages.

SRR, Julia Holden, Andrea Ghirardelli , Trevisan & Cuonzo, copyright,