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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Instagram will sell your photos

Hello Everyone!
Some news caught my attention today, well its not about 21/12/2012 being the end of the world. Its a news regarding Instagram.

On the 17th of December 2012, Instagram has updated its Terms of Service which allow them the right to sell user's photos to third parties and collect data from your account for their private use after January 2013.

It is also mentioned in the terms of service that users still owns the right to their own photo ownership but I guess Instagram now owns part of it , the only difference is that when they sell the user's photo, the money goes to them not to the users.

Lol, didn't see that coming? 
Even though, it does not really affect me but maybe to celebrities and many many fehmous people out there.
I do not have a instagram account yet but I plan to have one soon after getting a better phone. 
STILL .. I would not feel that carefree and comfortable anymore when I snapped and just post it up. Imagine one of my awkwardly photo was being bought and used in an unwanted advertisement that you do not want to be in.

This news sure has made lots of users angry or might actually delete their account.

However if you put your account as private, they are not able to use your photo for their benefits.

Update: Instagram can sell your photos and collect data to sell advertisers the privileges to use your photo in together with their marketing and branding efforts on instagram or facebook but not making an actual advertisment out of your pics that modifies the picture and they have the right not to tell you about it.

(Anyways to me is still the same la. Playing with words)

The new privacy policy and term of service for instagram will be effective on 16th January 2013.

Read more on their terms of service here.


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missyblurkit said...

Sigh...everyone's wanting to have rights over everything and everyone.

Olya Olegovna said...

Very good post! Thanks a lot. followers on instagram

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