Holy Shizz. Instagram Says They Have They Right To Sell Your Pictures
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Holy. Moly. Okay, guys–confession. I don’t have an Instagram account
. I’ve really thought about getting one, since all the cool kids are doing it (and have been for a while now), but I honestly haven’t bothered to set aside the time to do it. With today’s news, I’m really glad
I’m not an Instagram user. Apparently, the company has stated
that it’s their right
to sell any of their users’ pictures without their permission and without paying them. So, they could sell your personal pictures
(you know, the ones only intended for your friends and family to see) to big companies who could use them in print ads, TV ads, really anything–and you’d never see a dime
If you’re not okay with this (and you’d have to be pretty insane to be), the only thing you can do is to delete your Instagram account before January when all this crap goes into effect. If you don’t know how to delete your account, here’s a handy guide.
Since Instagram is owned by Facebook, it makes me wonder how soon all of our Facebook pictures could be sold in the same way. Creepy stuff.
What do you think? Do you have an Instagram account? Do you think this new policy is okay, or really not okay? Tell us in the comments!
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