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Windows 7: Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

18 Dec 2012   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

You've got to be kidding me...

Quote:
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.
Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos | Politics and Law - CNET News


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18 Dec 2012   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thats just outrageous, glad i havent got an account
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18 Dec 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

there should be a mass deletion of photos in accounts after backing up then a mass upload of photos of arses from millions of people across the planet.
how much will they get for a pic of my arse?
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18 Dec 2012   #4
Chilidawg

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Could one preemptively copyright all their photos on Instagram and charge 'em an arm and a leg?
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18 Dec 2012   #5
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote:
No, Instagram can't sell your photos: what the new terms of service really mean
No, Instagram can't sell your photos: what the new terms of service really mean | The Verge
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18 Dec 2012   #6
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Instagram apologizes to users: We won't sell your photos

Quote:
Update, December 18 at 2:50 p.m. PT: Instagram has backed down, as we report in this CNET article posted a few minutes ago. Instagram says it will "remove" the language that caused a user revolt over the last day.

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.
Quote:
Instagram apologized to its users today, saying it will "remove" language from its legal terms that would have let it sell users' photos or use them in advertisements.

In a blog post this afternoon, Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said it's "our mistake that this language is confusing" and that the company is "working on updated language."

"Since making these changes, we've heard loud and clear that many users are confused and upset about what the changes mean," he wrote.

Instagram's terms of use agreement announced yesterday sparked a user revolt unprecedented in its history -- and prompted competitors to tout their own services as more user-protective. It came three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing service, which has over 100 million users, and follows recent efforts by the social network to increase revenue.
Instagram apologizes to users: We won't sell your photos | Internet & Media - CNET News
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19 Dec 2012   #7
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Still wouldn't trust them.

Quote:
Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said it's "our mistake that this language is confusing" and that the company is "working on updated language."
They may make it more confusing and still sell your photos.
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19 Dec 2012   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Still wouldn't trust them.
Agree, considering that FB owns them....& look at how often they've changed the rules....

I'm sorry, but does that just sound a little off that now they're claiming "Oh, you people just didn't understand the language...."
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19 Dec 2012   #9
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I guarantee that most of the people who are freaking out about this, are the same people who illegally download music/games/movies. #HypocrisyIsFun
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19 Dec 2012   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

My friend uses this when we go out to capture our moments having fun if this is the case I'm going to tell him to stop using it

That is a big violation of rights ,Maybe should take a look at there fine print before making an account it should state that somewhere before signing up or during that process and give people a choice if yes or no if they want them shared

Also if it is a free service they are making money off of you and get no return pretty evil if you ask me
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