Instagram Backtracked on Stealing Images from FacebookAdded: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
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The popular photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked on its plan. Instagram, now owned by Facebook, had an intention to use Facebook’s terms and conditions in order to steal pictures uploaded by users and flog them for profit.
In other words, the snaps taken by ordinary people and published for their friends to see might suddenly find themselves in mainstream advertising campaigns. Worse still, the content creators wouldn’t get a penny.
Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, explained that users had incorrectly interpreted their revised terms of service. He promised that user snaps wouldn’t be sold without compensation. The company claimed that it wasn’t their intention to sell the pictures. Its developers are currently working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.
However, Instagram confirmed that it can display member’s profile photos and data about who it follows as part of an advert. In fact, it’s the same social marketing technique which Facebook uses in its “sponsored stories” advertisement product. However, the company won’t incorporate users’ uploaded pictures as adverts since the service is trying to avoid things like advertising banners.
Facebook has purchased the fast-growing photo-sharing service in a cash-and-stock deal valued initially at $1 billion.
January 3rd,2013Posted by:
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
|posted by (2013-01-03 14:55:05)|
|easy solved.............don't use facebook.|
|posted by (2013-01-03 18:31:18)|
|For all intents and purposes Systrom is still confirming that as of mid January, 2013 they own any images you have uploaded with the Instagram service. That is outright theft of your intellectual property. At any point in time thereafter they will have full legal right to use those images in whatever venue/format they choose. You can expect Systrom to come back with something like “that’s not what I intended to say” or “I changed my mind”|
The assurances that come from Systrom are the same as that which flows from the hind end of a diuretic water buffalo.
|Facebook has purchased the fast-growing photo-sharing service in a cash-and-stock deal valued initially at $1 billion.||
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