Instagram owning, selling your photos
Instagram, the popular Facebook-owned photo sharing service, changed its terms of service near the end of 2012 with a clause that set the Web ablaze and threatened to send droves of users packing.
Wording within the legalese claimed the company would have perpetual rights to sell people’s photographs -- including for advertising -- without any sort of payment, or notification that it was happening (57559710). Just three days later CEO Kevin Systrom backpedaled, apologizing to users about the lack of clarity and promising to be more transparent about its ad plans.
Pictured: Instagram founders Mike Krieger (left) and Kevin Systrom talking to Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose during an on-stage conversation in San Francisco.
June 19, 2013 5:40 PM PDT
Photo by: James Martin/CNET
| Caption by: Josh Lowensohn
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