View Full Version : News Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

Fire Me Boy!
12-18-2012, 11:31 AM

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users' photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.

Under the new policy, Facebook claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organization, including for advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world's largest stock photo agency. One irked Twitter user quipped that "Instagram is now the new iStockPhoto, except they won't have to pay you anything to use your images."

"It's asking people to agree to unspecified future commercial use of their photos," says Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "That makes it challenging for someone to give informed consent to that deal."

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I'm glad I don't use Instagram. I'd be deleting that account immediately.

12-18-2012, 11:33 AM

I'm glad I don't use Instagram. I'd be deleting that account immediately.

What's a few photos between farm animals...oh ya I agree.

12-18-2012, 12:36 PM
Doesn't sound very legal to me because of that last statement.

12-18-2012, 12:51 PM
Mmmmmmm Instaspam

12-18-2012, 12:57 PM
This is the worst thing ever.