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    Instagram can sell your photos w/o permission.

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    I think most users won't care. It's not much different from what Facebook does already.
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    They ALWAYS had that in their TOU and besides the ****ty filters, I've just never seen the point of it all anyway.
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    This recent gizmodo article applauds the way Instagram handles its business, and even implicates it as partly responsible for the 'death' of flickr:


    http://gizmodo.com/5910223/how-yahoo...t-the-internet


    And now, the TOS of flickr:

    At Flickr, your photos are always yours


    There has been some discussion on the web as of late about image ownership on photo sites so we wanted to take a moment to address this on Flickr.
    Here at Flickr, we’re all about helping you share your photos. That’s what photos are for. Sharing and remembering what you see, with the people that matter to you.
    We feel very strongly that sharing online shouldn’t mean giving up rights to your photos. Our Terms of Service clearly spell out that Flickr/Yahoo! doesn’t own the photos that you upload. You, as a member, maintain all ownership rights to the photos that you upload to Flickr. Our Terms of Service allow us to,
    use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Yahoo! Services solely for the purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available.” (Please see Section 9b of the Terms of Service for the full text.)
    This grants Flickr the right to provide the Flickr service, i.e. create the small, medium, and large sizes, display your photos on the site, etc. It doesn’t mean that we own them. When you upload your photos to Flickr, you retain the rights to your images.


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    I gotta say I fall under what Matt has brought up. Pretty much if I put something on instagram, it's nothing of quality or anything that anybody would want anyway.
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    I agree that most stuff up there is not of good quality. But many Instagram users think that it IS of good quality. They think they are talented photographers.
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    As long as they send me a kickback of the sale of my photo, I have no problem with it :P otherwise, I'd sue their arses for infringement of my basic rights as a gun totin Eye Meri Can !!! ROTFL.

    Seriously, they will not make the mistake of instantly losing their entire user base like Netflix did... or Coke New Formula did... or maybe they will, who knows, the world will end on Friday anyway!
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    I don't use Instagram.

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    The thign about this is that Instagram knows very well how people respond to this type of thing...they aren't the first site to experience such a backlash. I feel like they just wanted to see how upset people would get, in a "Hey, let's see if we can get away with it now, if people still care," kinda thing.
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    Did you read the wording of their statement? "It is not our INTENT to sell your photos." Almost as if if the opportunity arose, they would.

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    Didn't this same thing happen with fb a year or 2 ago? Where they suddenly changed their privacy policy about them now owning everything you post? And there was a huge backlash like this one and they 'redefined' what they meant.

    I stay the hell away from fb, twitter, and instagram, these newfangled whirlygigs scare the crapola out of me

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