Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Well, this language for Instagram certainly DOES open the door for them to sell images. NOT the same as FB...

Facebook's new rights to sell Instagram users' photos come from two additions to its terms of use policy. One section deletes the current phrase "limited license" and, by inserting the words "transferable" and "sub-licensable," allows Facebook to license users' photos to any other organization.

A second section allows Facebook to charge money. It says that "a business or other entity may pay us to display your... photos... in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you." That language does not exist in the current terms of use.

... or any other of the sharing sites which do have to have perpetual usage for the images posted due to the laws that govern such things.

This on the other hand is simply spelled out. They are going to sell your images and make money off them.

For a lot of people that will mean nothing.

But then I have little faith in the people to rationally discuss anything other than reality tv shows.

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