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Old 12-18-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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Default Instagram's going to start selling your photos

You can't opt out, you don't get paid, and you don't get notified.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...l-your-photos/

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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."

"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.

More at the link. Delete your accounts, now.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Unbelievable. Good thing I don't have one.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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I'm flattered.

Don't see why people are surprised
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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Sure glad I don't use Instagram or Twitter. Pretty sure I'm ditching the Facebook profile, as well.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: Instagram's going to start selling your photos

Should be noted Instagram's TOS agreement is basically the same as Facebook's. Instagram just came out and admitted it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #6
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Well i'm sure a lotta people can at least rest easy knowing they probably won't have a lot of bidders lining up to buy bathroom mirror pictures of 170 pound girls in stretch pants making duck faces...
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #7
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Well i'm sure a lotta people can at least rest easy knowing they probably won't have a lot of bidders lining up to buy bathroom mirror pictures of 170 pound girls in stretch pants making duck faces...

Until diet companies start reaching out for cheap advertising solutions, that is.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:09 PM   #8
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Default Re: Instagram's going to start selling your photos

i guess it was kind of expected since Instagram wasnt presenting a direct revenue source for Facebook and fb needs to monetarize more to please shareholders

but regardless, its a punch to the face to its user base. instagram got purchased for primarily its big user base, and obviously this is going to anger many of its users, even the long time users. a simple PSA to instagram users and an opt out option would have avoided this outrage (for the most part).
with there being other and emerging alternatives to instagram, could be quite bad for them

but i will admit, i think many people will not care
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #9
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Well i'm sure a lotta people can at least rest easy knowing they probably won't have a lot of bidders lining up to buy bathroom mirror pictures of 170 pound girls in stretch pants making duck faces...

pff, but what about pictures of delicious deserts with sepia overtones

instagram/facebook gonna be ballin in no time
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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I feel like this won't end well for Facebook.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #11
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Bait and switch! It always works!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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This is an incredibly ballsy business move. They are counting on losing millions and millions of users, but believe that enough people won't opt out by their deadline that they'll end up with one of the greatest stock photo collections in existence.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #13
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wow thank you for telling me this.

I dont have an instagram but my girl uses this thing nonstop and has so many pics of me up on there. never cared because i THOUGHT it was private...until now

good find, good post much respect
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #14
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Default Re: Instagram's going to start selling your photos

This comes as no surprise since I found out Instagram is owned by Facebook. Facebook has been doing this for a long time. Any photos you post on Facebook is their property. This was a known thing years ago and after I found out, I deactivated my profile.

I wish and hope everyone will delete their Instagram and Facebook. I know a lot of people use Facebook and if you do, don't post pictures on their site.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #15
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I guess it comes with a price if you are a FB user.

You want to brag with pictures? You want to be famous? FB celebrity? Well, they just going to own your picture.

I love how they have all these questions you can fill out on your profile, the more they know about you the more they can sell to advertising companies and have them flood your emails.
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