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

Joseph O'Neil
18-Dec-2012, 10:42
I was going to post this in the Lounge, but then i thought, maybe more web sites will go this route. Worth a heads up anyhow, IMO, as it doesn't matter if the image was digial or film to begin with.


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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."

Mike Anderson
18-Dec-2012, 11:34
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