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Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Facebook buys Instagram and now they start screwing off those policies too. :facepalm:

    In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there's no way to opt out.

    Why in hell would anyone use any Facebook owned product / service?

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    Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

    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."

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  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it's not theft if we tell you we're going to steal.

    I don't use Facebook all that much. Maybe login 6 times per year, and most of that is to remove tags of me.

    How do they even get away with stuff like this.

    They just claim the right in their policies knowing nobody will read them and then stand on the agreement?

    This is stealing, no two ways about it.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Simple...Don't use instagram when uploading photos.
  4. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Water mark a sex toy onto each of your photos. Yes, even your Christmas and vacation photos.

    I bet they don't sell. :D



    "Honey, is that a.....OMG!"
  5. cowboyblue31

    cowboyblue31 Member

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    Good idea!

    :laugh2: :laugh2:
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Might find them selling even more. :laugh1:
  7. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    So if someone takes a photo of Michael Jordan and uploads it to Instagram, they can take that photo and use Jordan's photo to sell their products?

    How are they even suppose to know that the person who uploaded the photo owns the rights to it in the first place?
  8. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    There is so much wrong w/ this announcement.

    They are calling this "Instagram's Suicide Note" Remember Yahoo tried to do this a long while back. That is until the backlash splashed across their faces. They backed off after about a week of very bad publicity. I expect FB/Instagram to do the same thing once they see that stock ticking down.
  9. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    By banking on the laziness of others.
    This could be overturned if anyone cared to fight it, but chances are pictures of pookie and snuggles aren't really worth the legal costs.
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    This is Facebook. They will back off, then quietly implement it again a little while later. If that fails too, rinse and repeat until people just roll their eyes and stop complaining.
  11. cowboyblue31

    cowboyblue31 Member

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    Or the pictures of their food! I have no idea why a lot of my friends think they have to post pics every meal they eat.

    I've been to a steak house, I know what a damn steak looks like!

    :p:
  12. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    99% of Faceboook photos are dark grainy garbage taken with someone's phone.
    Big jackpot for Instagram! :laugh2:

    Seriously, I understand the photographers and artists's concerns and they can fight it and more than likely would win. It'll take one lawsuit as precedent.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    This is not a steak. It's a Taco. :p:

    [IMG]
  14. cowboyblue31

    cowboyblue31 Member

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    I don't know what you're taco-ing about, but that looks good!

    :cool:
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I like Tacos.
  16. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I am guilty of posting meal pictures. I def do it to much when we are out eating Sushi.

    I just like sharing the vast amounts of sushi ambrosia I come across in all areas of the country.
  17. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Just don't complain when Instagram sells it to Dining Out magazine and you miss out on all those royalties! :laugh1:
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    This week in Salmon patties and moose flank magazine...:laugh1:
  19. Warick

    Warick Member

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    I rarely post pictures I take online anymore, especially on facebook (I don't use instagram), and when I do, I reduce the size, and compress them to the point that they are pretty much useless for any commercial use. I used to watermark my images, but those can be removed.

    Pictures that I really value don't get posted at all, other than to have them printed.
  20. cowboyblue31

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    Just as soon as I complain about this, my wife post a picture of her great lunch today...:eek::

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