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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:14 AM

Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

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."

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

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cynatnite Dec 2012 OP
onehandle Dec 2012 #1
X_Digger Dec 2012 #2
KurtNYC Dec 2012 #3
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #4
klook Dec 2012 #5
The Straight Story Dec 2012 #6

Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:17 AM

1. I deleted it the day Facebook bought them. Google, Facebook, and now Twitter are evil ad companies.

No free service is free.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:21 AM

2. The only way to opt out is quitting.

You could be walking down the street and see your photo of your kid on a bus as an ad for condoms.

Not cool.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:28 AM

3. What could go wrong....

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:31 AM

4. Hold on, hold on, I have it here somewhere.... Ahh, there it is..

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:34 AM

5. Glad I've never used it.

Had the app on my phone but deleted it. Complete bullshit.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:23 PM

6. WHat are they gonna do with photos of my ass??

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