Instagram in trouble

12/27/2012 14:51

 

We would all be surprised if Instagram changed their terms of service after what just happened to them. With the new update of Instagram came new filters, but also came new terms of service. Many users complained about what the new terms of service said. What made everybody so mad? What was changed in the TOS is that Instagram pretty much said “You post your pictures and now they are in our possession so we now have the rights to sell them and do anything we want to do with them.” Many people got angry about that. What people didn’t like is that they don’t want pictures of then or their cat in some TV ad or a magazine. After much complaining from users Instagram’s co-founder released a statement saying:

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.

Since then Instagram has changed their TOS and everything is back to normal, but maybe next time they won’t try that again.

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