WARNING: Instagram says it now has the right to Sell your photos - Facebook owns InstagramSubmitted by goldenequity on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 09:58
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.
Basically someone can take a picture with you in it -- you may not even know the photographer -- or know that you were snapped in a photo. Then it's uploaded to Instagram by the photographer, someone can buy it, and neither YOU nor the photographer receives notice or compensation. Next thing you know YOUR picture is posted on some brochure somewhere....or worse, posted as a negative type thing, i.e. YOU'RE the person used in a "fight obesity" campaign - with your pic in hospitals, offices and schools everywhere.
You just 'thought' you owned yourself... meh :) lol....