instagram claims all rights to uploaded photos including sales and licensing

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by ghetto, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Corporate greed. :mad:
  2. JohnF

    JohnF Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    Oberursel, Germany
    Well, I now know what I am going to do this evening....delete online and deinstall...e
  3. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    If you're on a web site and you don't know what the product is, it's you.
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  4. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    This would never have happened if Mark Zuckerberg were alive...

  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    Hmm. That's gonna be a lawsuit.
  6. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    This is nothing new. Google for example has claimed the same rights to anything people upload to Google. So just watch what you send through gmail. Google could publish it for you.

    "11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services."
  7. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Probably just a catch all so they know they'll never get sued if, for instance, they use photos in advertising or something. If they actually took people's photos and tried make money off them in some way not connected to their website, not only would everyone leave their service, they'd probably be screwed anyway, as many countries have 'moral rights' to works which supersede economic rights.

    Also I doubt you could sell the photos that uploaded to instagram.
  8. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    So if one uses google apps (aka "Services") to host email or their website, blog, etc then google gobbles that, too!
  9. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Yes. That's why I don't use google docs or gdrive unless I encrypt separately myself.
  10. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Wow. I'm not sure how entirely legal this is. Especially if the image put up is not the owners image, ie, just like napster. If an image is put up to Instagram that the owner of the image did not put up, that a 3rd party put up, what responsibility does Instagram have to verify the copyright? Napster was holding music put up by third parties, but not owned by the third party.

    I sure won't use such a website.