Instagram can sell your photos

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  1. Kamie

    Kamie Active Member

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    Link to entire article below.

    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.
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    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."
    That means that a hotel in Hawaii, for instance, could write a check to Facebook to license photos taken at its resort and use them on its Web site, in TV ads, in glossy brochures, and so on -- without paying any money to the Instagram user who took the photo. The language would include not only photos of picturesque sunsets on Waikiki, but also images of young children frolicking on the beach, a result that parents might not expect, and which could trigger state privacy laws.
    Facebook did not respond to repeated queries from CNET this afternoon. We'll update the article if we receive a response.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-5...ays-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/
  2. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire VIP

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    Anyone on Facebook or Instagram deserves whatever they get or don't get.
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    Is that only exclusive to Instagram users or does it also apply to everyone's facebook page?
  4. Kamie

    Kamie Active Member

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    It sounds like just FB but I am not sure. I'm glad I only have but a few Instagram photos.
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    It's shocking that anyone would expect otherwise.

    Safest bet is to store everything on SIM Cards
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    You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:
    For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
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    Yuup...
    NO surprises.
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    Someone should flood Instagram with ETM photos :cheer:
    ...and our Beth photochops :hhh:
  10. NotMyBro

    NotMyBro Civilian Again Staff Member Gold

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    If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold.

    That is true with every Google/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram service you sign up for. They use your private data to make billions of dollars.
    Quit using that shit.
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    I'm on FB, that's it.
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    I tired to sign up for Vimeo and Google/Youtube bumped the email conformation so that I could not confirm the account.

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