Denver Newsroom, Mar 1, 2021 / 18:19 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Instagram this week suspended a popular Catholic account for apparent copyright violations.
Catholic Connect, an account sharing Catholic-themed content with a traditional bent aimed at young adults, was shut down Feb. 28 after Instagram notified its CEO of two copyright violations, the second of which did not appear to be related to anything Catholic Connect had shared.
Richy Orozco, CEO of Catholic Connect, told CNA that the first of the two copyright infringement complaints came from an Instagram account that had asked Catholic Connect to share one of its videos of a procession outside a Catholic church.
Orozco said he reached out to the account that owned the video immediately, but received no response.
A few hours later, Orozco says he got a second copyright infringement notification from Instagram, which showed him a small "preview" of the apparent offending material.