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    Default Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification!

    Hi,
    Like this also can:
    Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos | Politics and Law - CNET News

    Just wonder will facebook do the same (facebook just brought Instagram)??

    Have a nice day.

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    Facebook always stated that whatever you upload is their property.

    Fyi you are a few days late. This has already been discussed in the General section, including instagrams response.
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    Default Re: Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Facebook always stated that whatever you upload is their property.

    Fyi you are a few days late. This has already been discussed in the General section, including instagrams response.
    That's a reality coz FB don't charge people subscription fees.
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    Default Re: Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification!

    Read David Rushkoff's excellent article.

    Instagram users should wise up - CNN.com

    Selected quotes:

    [Instagram got so popular so fast that Facebook took notice and purchased the company for a billion dollars -- (yes, $1 billion) -- to bolster its own smart phone presence shortly before its IPO.
    The problem with being bought for a billion dollars is that eventually you have to start showing the kinds of returns expected for a billion dollar company....................

    If they had charged for the service from the get-go, Instagram would have likely had many fewer takers. Photo services from Yahoo's Flickr to Google's Picasa already existed. So instead of charging for their service, Instagram decided to get the biggest base of users it could, use its massive membership as leverage to sell itself, and then let the buyer (in this case Facebook) figure out how to make money. In essence, Instagram sold its users to Facebook. We were never the customers, we were the product......]

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