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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Comment by Alfman
by Alfman on Tue 18th Dec 2012 17:53 UTC
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

"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."

Right, so presumably you'll be taking all blurbs like the following down in the next incarnation of osnews?

"Reproduction of OSNews stories is permitted only with explicit authorization from OSNews. Reproductions must be properly credited."

Of course I'm just prodding you for fun, but on a serious matter, it *is* yours via copyright. The moral here should be that we need to take care not to inadvertently transfer rights to service providers because we didn't read/understand the terms.

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RE: Comment by Alfman
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 17:59 in reply to "Comment by Alfman"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's a baseline. If you treat the web as I described, you'll never run into trouble.

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RE[2]: Comment by Alfman
by Alfman on Tue 18th Dec 2012 19:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by Alfman"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Thom_Holwerda,

"It's a baseline. If you treat the web as I described, you'll never run into trouble."

What do you mean? It sounds like your rule is saying we shouldn't expect to keep the rights to anything we put on the web. But isn't osnews itself contradicting that rule?

Do you not expect people to obey the footer at the bottom of each page?

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RE[2]: Comment by Alfman
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 19:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by Alfman"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry, copyright is copyright.

If you give away the copy right via T&Cs then you should have read them, however if an image is yours and exists on your website it is still yours and it should be respected.

Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

I am sorry Thom, sometimes you come off as someone who would rather live in shit than pick up a shovel.

Edited 2012-12-18 19:56 UTC

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