Instagram says it can profit from your photos, without payment to you

December 18th, 2012

Instagram says it can sell your photos without any payment to you:

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

via Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos | Politics and Law – CNET News.

Am wondering how they would get away with selling photos of people who have not given permission for their likeness to be used in advertising?

Consider someone else takes a picture of your kids at a soccer game and unknown to you, that person uploads that photo to Instagram. A month later, your kids show up in a national advertising campaign illustrating how sports leads to permanently disabling traumatic brain injuries. See any problems?

Having hardly used Instagram it was an easy decision to delete my account today. Am thinking Instagram/Facebook are badly in need of some adult supervision.

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