Protect Content Creators and Artists on Instagram: Call for New Creator Tagging Feature

Protect Content Creators and Artists on Instagram: Call for New Creator Tagging Feature

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James Whiteside and Emil Cohen started this petition to Instagram

Hello fellow artists, content creators, friends and art lovers,

We are asking for your support to help protect content creators and artists  and call for Instagram to add “Creator” credit tags to the application’s interface. Many of us have proudly shared our original work over Instagram, yielding shares amongst the 1 billion users without being properly credited. While this exposure is what most artists strive for, the lack of recognition and proper credit may equate to missed career opportunities or brand building within their own industry space.

Although some users who are not artists themselves may not understand the importance of this etiquette when sharing one’s work, Instagram, that was created exclusively to share creative content, should be responsible and accountable for ensuring that people are properly credited for their work. In doing so, not only will such an update give creators a stronger platform to safeguard their artistic visions, but will also provide users with a useful way to build stronger communities, broader networks, and the tools to use social media as it was originally intended.

As social media trends change, the app has evolved into a platform where resharing other people’s content has become just as common as posting one’s own work. Now nearly 11 years old and growing into one of the most widely used social platforms, this is an Instagram app update that is long overdue, as artists should not have to rely on third party software for proper resharing etiquette. 

Let’s work together to make Instagram add an option for creators to be tagged and credited for their work. 

MAKE INSTAGRAM ADD A “CREATED BY”  SECTION. 

Please sign the petition and help us protect artists and content creators just like you!

Thank you,

Emil Cohen (@emilcohen - Professional Photographer)

James B Whiteside (@jamesbwhiteside - Principal Dancer, @abtofficial)

Campaign graphic created by: Rooney (@heyrooney)

 

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