I don’t know if you use Instagram and whether or not the news have reached you yet. Instagram is about to change their terms. In their new terms Instagram reserves the right to sell your pictures to other companies. Can this be true? Apparently. The new terms say::
“…you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.”
What do you think about this? Would this be reason enough for your to delete your Instagram account? Or is this maybe a good thing for photographers who wish to gain exposure? How does it compare with Facebook? Is it maybe the same thing Facebook reserves to do with your intellectual property, or is this different? It sounds different for sure.
For your information, these terms are valid for the pictures you post starting January 16, 2013. I might just stop using their app on that date and leave my account as is. Who knows, maybe Instagram will become one large virtual ghost town one day. Just like many other social platforms before, just much more visual.
Anyway, this blog is about pictures and not politics. So how about some Instagram pictures today?