Today, the world’s largest social network announced that it would no longer allow users to upload any video content that doesn’t have a verified copyright, or an associated trademark.
In addition, it will restrict video content creators and their videos from using the Snapchat name in connection with their content.
Snapchat has been fighting copyright infringement and the theft of content for years, and the decision to limit its video content to verified copyright marks is the first time the company has taken a position on the issue.
Snapchat’s decision to block verified copyright content marks the latest move in a string of changes that Snapchat has made in recent months, most notably banning its own app from the Apple App Store.
Snapchat has also faced criticism over the past year for the way it handles its user accounts, particularly with respect to users’ content.
In January, it removed an iOS app from its App Store after the company received several complaints about users uploading copyrighted content.
That same month, it launched a Snapchat app that allows users to share videos from other Snapchat users.
The company also announced that in addition to a new verification system, it would begin a new policy to make its platform more user-friendly and more secure.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who is the company’s chief product officer, said that the new policy would allow Snapchat to take a “stronger stance” on copyright infringement.
“We will no longer be sharing content that is not clearly identified as being copyright protected, or that does not have the necessary trademark protection,” Spiegel said in a statement.
“While this change is not mandatory, it allows us to better understand what content is not and how to better protect the intellectual property rights of our users.
Snapchat said it will begin using third-party data brokers to track users’ videos and photos. “
This is a great step in the right direction for us, and we hope other companies will follow suit,” he said.
Snapchat said it will begin using third-party data brokers to track users’ videos and photos.
The move comes a day after Snapchat removed its own Instagram app, which was used by more than 2 million people to share video and photo content.
The app’s removal from the App Store came just hours after Snapchat announced that users would no more be able to upload videos from their accounts, as well as videos from users who had already signed up for Snapchat’s Snapchat service.
Snapchat previously had an “Ask Me Anything” style conversation on Reddit and has a YouTube channel that has amassed nearly two million subscribers.