2.6: Instagram Disagrees

December 18, 2012

Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom thinks that we’re overreacting and, quite frankly, wrong about how uploaded photos are going to be sold off. You can find his full defense of the Terms of Service changes at iMore.

Here’s my favorite of Systrom’s three paragraphs, however:

Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.

Honestly I believe that he’s being honest, although he isn’t indicating that we’re wrong at least in respect to using user-uploaded photos in advertising. And I still have no reason to use Instagram.

Period.

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