“A few days ago I received the following from Meta for business: You have (2) copyright strikes, and we’ll have to disable your ad account/page. To prevent that from happening use the form below to submit an appeal.”
When I received the notice from Meta that I had two copyright strikes, I was surprised and a little worried. I had no idea what I’d done to violate copyrights, and I wasn’t sure how to fix the problem.
After doing some research, I learned that the issue was probably related to the fact that I had been repurposing TikTok videos for use on other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. Apparently, each platform prefers when you use their native tools for posting, and each has its own way of determining if a video was created on TikTok.
For example, IG is able to determine if a video was created on TikTok by the *font style* used in the videos. So if you’re reposting a TikTok video to IG, be sure to use the same font style in your post. Otherwise, you may get a copyright strike.
It’s also important to make sure that the sound you’re using in your video is available on each platform you’re cross-posting to. Otherwise, you could get a copyright strike for using copyrighted music without permission.
If you do receive a copyright strike, don’t panic. There are ways to appeal the decision. For example, you can submit a counter-notice if you believe you’ve been wrongfully accused of copyright infringement.
In short, if you’re repurposing TikTok videos for use on other social media platforms, be sure to follow the guidelines for each platform to avoid getting hit with a copyright strike.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to avoid getting copyright strikes on social media. First, be sure to use each platform’s native tools for posting on each platform. Second, make sure the sound is available on each platform you’ll be cross-posting to. And finally, if all else fails, find a different sound entirely.