Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 17:31 UTC
Internet & Networking "Everyone from CNET to the BBC is freaking out today about Instagram's new terms of service. The new terms, they claim, allow Instagram to sell user's images. Users are understandably upset. Wired published a tutorial on how to download all of your Instagram photos and delete your account. But long-time Instagram users should think twice before pulling the trigger. The truth is that Instagram has always claimed full rights to your images, but has just re-worded their terms of service to make their intentions clearer." People should stop obsessing over individual service's privacy terms. There's a very simple rule on the internet that everyone ought to be aware of: the moment you put something on the web, it's no longer your property. Deal with it. Coincidentally: nobody cares about your stupid Instagram photos.
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The fact is
by rimzi on Wed 19th Dec 2012 13:48 UTC
rimzi
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2009-12-17

The fact is that legally while everything you put on the web belongs to you if you do not sign agreements that say otherwise.

The fact that copying, remixing and other non-commercial usage of your material might prevail, even hastened by the Streisand effect, is entirely other matter.

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