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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RE[3]: Comment by Alfman
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Alfman"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

and exists on your website it is still yours and it should be respected


Instagram is not your website.

Edited 2012-12-18 19:57 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Alfman
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 20:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Alfman"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

No it isn't. However this is what I have issue with:

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

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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.


And that is what I commented about. I thought that would have been obvious.

Edited 2012-12-18 20:02 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Alfman
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 20:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Alfman"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And that is what I commented about. I thought that would have been obvious.


Ah. Even then. I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying it's inevitable. If you put a €100 bill out in the open on the street, you don't expect it to last very long either. Doesn't mean it's right that someone takes it, just that it's inevitable.

There's no use in complaining about it, because there's nothing you can do about it.

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RE[4]: Comment by Alfman
by Soulbender on Wed 19th Dec 2012 02:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Alfman"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Web > Instagram.

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