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Did You Really Think Facebook Wouldn't Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Ads?
Forbes ^ | December 18, 2012 | Robert Hof

Posted on 12/18/2012 12:42:47 PM PST by beaversmom

Instagram just set off a bomb inside its new privacy policy and terms of service. New wording essentially makes it possible to turn people’s photos posted after Jan. 16 using Instagram into advertisements. In other words, that sutro-toned picture of your beloved Lhasa apso freshly coiffed after her grooming might well become an ad for Classy Canine Dog Salon.

The language at issue:

[Y]ou hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service, except that you can control who can view certain of your Content and activities on the Service.…

Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: copyright; copyrightlaws; digitalpictures; facebook; facebookisthedevil; instagram; photographs; photography; propertyrights; theft
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To: bgill

“Simple. Do NOT use FB”

Easy for you to say - you probably don’t spend half of your waking hours on FB, keeping up your status.

I guess it’s easy for me, as I don’t do that either.

21 posted on 12/18/2012 3:48:07 PM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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To: Moltke

This is from the Instagram site just now:

“Ownership Rights Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.”

Have they given up the ownership thing? Also, does anyone use the Amazon Cloud? Don’t they have something similar?

22 posted on 12/18/2012 4:07:59 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: D_Idaho

Thanks. Sounds like weasel words, though.

How would this fly:

Hey RIAA/MPAA: I’m not going to claim ownership rights to the works of your artists whose music/films I download (and perhaps sell on a street corner). I respect your artists’ rights to the ownership of those creative works. Period. So we’re good, right? Right? /s

23 posted on 12/18/2012 4:20:17 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: beaversmom

As if it will just stop with the Instagram content. People have repeatedly poo pooed the notion that this is the power grabs that the heads at Facebook are doing.

They have temporarily rolled back this plan. The legal language will be changed, I suspect that the attempts at ownership will continue.

And some will probably proclaim (such as Snopes) will probably proclaim that because the offending lines have been removed from the current policy, that it was all an unsubstantiated hoax. An inboxer rebellion.

And Big Media proclaims that they aren’t rich enough because of theft on the internet. Meanwhile Big Media continues to take the work of others to sell it without paying the creators or acknowledging their rights.

24 posted on 12/19/2012 1:26:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Moltke

They aren’t stealing it, people gave it to them. It’s the same terms of use most free upload/ share sites have. You put stuff on their hard drive and now they own it. If you want someplace to share your photos that won’t claim ownership pay them, if you don’t pay them you’re not a customer, you’re a content provider.

25 posted on 12/19/2012 1:36:27 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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