INSTAGRAM LAUNCHES AS A COMMERCIAL PHOTO LIBRARY – STARTING JAN 16 2013

INSTAGRAM LAUNCHES AS A COMMERCIAL PHOTO LIBRARY – STARTING JAN 16 2013

Facebook owned Instagram have made a change to their Terms of Use to include the rights to sell images ‘without any compensation to you’ – Instagram users are able to opt out – must be by Jan 16 2013.

from the new T&C’s
1. Instagram does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you 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 as described in the Service’s Privacy Policy
2. 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. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata)) on your behalf.
3. You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.

I love number 2 as an enforced model release for minors and I guess we all knew it was a matter of time for Facebook to exploit instagram for what it is
#photography  

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12 thoughts on “INSTAGRAM LAUNCHES AS A COMMERCIAL PHOTO LIBRARY – STARTING JAN 16 2013

  1. This is the offending paragraph that I'm not happy with.Instagram does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you 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.If it is not amended, I will delete my account.

  2. Oh sweet, soon I'll be able to buy 38 different photos of chubby girls with a public bathroom background, 112 different photos of people's Starbucks foam, 900 pictures of two peoples' faces smooshed together at a bar and (if I'm REALLY lucky) several versions of people's uninteresting kids with a Fuji Velvia 50 film frame around it.This is fantastic! Thanks Instagram!

  3. Oh sweet, soon I'll be able to buy 38 different photos of chubby girls with a public bathroom background, 112 different photos of people's Starbucks foam, 900 pictures of two peoples' faces smooshed together at a bar and (if I'm REALLY lucky) several versions of people's uninteresting kids with a Fuji Velvia 50 film frame around it.This is fantastic! Thanks Instagram!

  4. I was really hoping we would see a customer supported service through in app purchases or premium accounts – I would have gladly paid – but ultimately I knew that is just not the way of FB. I've switched to Flickr 2.0 and Starmatic, which is an Instagram alternative. I also plan to export all existing photos on IG for archive and abandon the account.

  5. I keep in touch with too many folk to ditch fb altogether, but I think I will spend more time here as time goes on and I recover. Got a few months off from the most intense and tiring jobs, just a couple of family portraits between now and May. Proper rest and recuperation.

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