Instagram Says It Has The Right To Sell Your Photos

Instagram Says It Has The Right To Sell Your Photos
World

Only three months after Facebook purchased Instagram, it is announcing that starting January 16th, Facebook will be allowed to sell your photos to whomever they wish to and not pay you a dime.

The new policy claims that Facebook has the perpetual right to license all of the public Instagram photos to any companies or organizations, including for advertising, that it deems profitable. This would essentially turn Facebook into the world’s largest stock photo agency.

One twitter user tweeted:

“Instagram is now the new iStockPhoto, except they won’t have to pay you anything to use your images.”

“It’s asking people to agree to unspecified future commercial use of their photos,” says senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Kurt Opsahl. “That makes it challenging for someone to give informed consent to that deal.”

The only way to avoid the automatic agreement is to delete your Instagram account prior to January 16th- any photo uploaded after this date will be consent to Facebook to sell those photos.

Author and Software developer, Reginald Braithwaite, posted a translation of the new Instagram policy:

“You are not our customers, you are the cattle we drive to market and auction off to the highest bidder. Enjoy your feed and keep producing the milk.”

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Liz Rowley

Scumbag Mom Pretends To Have Cancer To Scam Her Town And Family Out Of $20k

In a sickening display of, well, feigned sickness, one Ohio woman conned her way into a cool $20,000. Mindy Taylor, 35, is facing felony charges after convincing the entire town of Chillicothe, Ohio that she was battling intestinal cancer. Rallying behind Taylor, the community collectively donated funds to support her treatment and recovery. The wife […]

World Ashley Fern

Wild Leaked Sorority Email Urges Sisters To Have As Much Sex As Possible

If you thought the Delta Gamma chapter at the University of Maryland email was bad, you haven’t seen nothing yet. Apparently the author of this latest and greatest email sent this as a tipster to Total Sorority Move. This is apparently a “Real Senior Sendoff Letter” that provides some insightful “advice” she wishes to pass on […]

Also On Elite

Entertainment

This Baby Looks Exactly Like John Legend (Photo)

Now, here’s something you don’t see every day. Rahel (or @_rahellla on Twitter) decided that her nephew Caden looks a lot like John Legend, and shared his cute little babyface with the world. The photo went up yesterday around 6:30 pm and has since gained over 7,700 retweets and 9,000 favorites, which is a staggering number […]

World

This Abused Little Girl’s Powerful Story Is Both Heartbreaking And Hopeful

It’s probably an issue many of us know very little about, but this video shows how a violent household impacts the children who live there. Originally debuted at the 168 Film Festival, ReMoved was created in the hope that it “would be used to serve in bringing awareness, encourage, and be useful in foster parent […]