Social Media and Copyright: An Indian Perspective


  • Prachi Tyagi O P Jindal Global University, Sonipat — 131 001, Haryana, India



Social Media, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Act, 1957, Information and Technology Act, 2000


Social media is one such digital technology that has several benefits, such as, it helps in building relationships by
improving communication, eases the process of establishing private businesses/enterprises by providing a platform where
the business can reach a larger population and also romote talent by giving a chance to artists to showcase their art and
gather appreciation from across the world but it does have an adverse effect on copyright owners of such posts or content as
there are chances of their work being misused or infringed. However, sometimes the infringement might be unintentional
and without any malicious intent. This paper shall discuss the authorship/ownership of the content posted on social media
platforms, how copyright infringement takes place on such platforms and how the Indian legislations regulate such
infringement. The author shall suggest certain steps the Indian government can take to curb copyright infringement cases on
social media.