Submitted by AgentWhite 1023d ago | news

Instagram wants right to sell users' photos to advertisers

BBC : Facebook's photo-sharing site Instagram has updated its privacy policy giving it the right to sell users' photos to advertisers without notification. (Instagram, Services, Software, Web)

Crazay  +   1023d ago
I don't use Instagram but I suspect people are going to be a rather large backlash on this unless the photo owner receives compensation.
Speed-Racer  +   1023d ago
Yea. I closed my account immediately. I dunno if they still store your images even after the fact that your account has been deleted. I also ditched TwitPic in favour of Yfrog because they have a similar policy. I understand that they need to make money, but the users should get some compensation as well for their 'work'.
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evil_element  +   1023d ago
It basically copy write theft. Instagram making a profit thorough images you shot? There sitting on a gold mine of material.
Speed-Racer  +   1023d ago
Essentially. They've released a statement saying they have no intention blah blah. Good luck with that.
SilentNegotiator  +   1022d ago
"No intention" is the biggest load of an excuse in existence. You set up something if you don't expect to use it.
jon1234  +   1022d ago
more like insta scam... haha
aiBreeze  +   1022d ago
How is this even legal? By agreeing to their terms, they can sell YOUR photos to advertisers? That is absolute bullshit. Glad there has been some celebrity backlash, stuff like this shouldn't be allowed let alone condoned.

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