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skuthorp
12-18-2012, 06:43 PM
This is just breaking here and only the national stations seem to have picked it up. Not being a user anyhow I have not explored the possibilities of opting out but news says that's not an option.

"Under the new policy (http://blog.instagram.com/post/38143346554/privacy-and-terms-of-service-changes-on-instagram), 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 (https://twitter.com/dj100proof/status/280842188437471232) that "Instagram is now the new iStockPhoto, except they won't have to pay youanything to use your images."

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

Keith Wilson
12-18-2012, 07:20 PM
Apparently they've backed down after causing an internet riot. Good move. Story here. (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57559890-93/instagram-apologizes-to-users-we-wont-sell-your-photos/)

htom
12-18-2012, 07:37 PM
They keep trying to do this. Eventually they'll just sneak it in somehow.

PeterSibley
12-18-2012, 07:43 PM
Apparently they've backed down after causing an internet riot. Good move. Story here. (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57559890-93/instagram-apologizes-to-users-we-wont-sell-your-photos/)


from the story ,

In a blog post (http://blog.instagram.com/post/38252135408/thank-you-and-were-listening) this afternoon, Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said it's "our mistake that this language is confusing" and that the company is "working on updated language."
"Since making these changes, we've heard loud and clear that many users are confused and upset about what the changes mean," he wrote.

I think users were anything but confused !

Phillip Allen
12-18-2012, 07:46 PM
tell me that no one saw this coming...

PeterSibley
12-18-2012, 08:28 PM
no one saw this coming .

Happy ?

Paul Pless
12-18-2012, 08:30 PM
:D iii

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-18-2012, 08:30 PM
Umm, Instagram belongs to Facebook, this is language identical to facebook. They are not going to sell any pictures. It will give them permission to put advertising beside a picture... like facebook advertising.

It's a non story.

Phillip Allen
12-18-2012, 08:32 PM
Umm, Instagram belongs to Facebook, this is language identical to facebook. They are not going to sell any pictures. It will give them permission to put advertising beside a picture... like facebook advertising.

It's a non story.

stock in facebook?

Paul Pless
12-18-2012, 08:37 PM
It's a non story.So I take your's and your significant other's picture lounging on the deck of your big Chris and post it to my Instagram account. Facebook, without having to even ask permission takes that image and uses it in a range of advertisements, everything from Absolute Vodka to Viagra, generating millions of dollars in revenue for themselves. Or I post a photograph of you working on your Ford/Lincoln based boat motors; and Facebook uses that image with your face, in an advertisement campaign local to you and your employer to make a claim that you prefer Lincolns to Toyota. You're good with that?

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-18-2012, 08:40 PM
That's not what the language says. They cannot sell your picture. They can associate advertising on the website with photos.

Besides, they might use the boat, but they ain't gonna use my fugly face.

Paul Pless
12-18-2012, 08:48 PM
That's not what the language says. They cannot sell your picture. They can associate advertising on the website with photos.i didn't say they were gonna sell the photo of you, I said they were use it in advertisement - which under their proposed new license they would have the right to do.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-18-2012, 08:52 PM
The language that facebook uses in terms of proprietary information and photos is identical to instagram. Privacy on Facebook has been relaxed over time, and now that instagram is part of the facebook family, they are adopting the same language. Despite the pushback and the rumors, this is not what they are doing, and the language is about putting advertising ON the instagram website, not distributing the picture to other sites. They can use the space around your photos to advertise, which was previously not allowed.

S/V Laura Ellen
12-18-2012, 11:17 PM
Kevin Systrom co-founder, Instagram has responded to the backlash from the Instagram users.
http://blog.instagram.com/post/38252135408/thank-you-and-were-listening
Not quite sure I understand what he is actually saying other than "OOPS, I guess that won't fly".
Let's see what changes will be made to the working in the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

S/V Laura Ellen
12-18-2012, 11:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8c_m6U1f9o

htom
12-19-2012, 12:28 AM
Look, they're going to shoot themselves in the other foot now.

Phillip Allen
12-19-2012, 12:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8c_m6U1f9o

oh, dear... :)

Keith Wilson
12-19-2012, 12:39 AM
"OOPS, I guess that won't fly".

Works for me.