Instagram Backtracks on Terms of Use Update

December 19, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Global, Software, Websites | 5 Comments | |
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In the wake of a far-reaching outcry against proposed changes to its Terms of Use - including a notice issued by National Geographic saying that it’s “suspending new posts” and “may close” its account -, Instagram has announced an upcoming revision to the most controversial section of the text. “Legal documents are easy to misinterpret,” said Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom in a post published on the company’s official blog. “We need to be clear about changes we make — this is our responsibility to you. One of the main reasons these documents don’t take effect immediately, but instead 30 days from now, is that we wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to raise any concerns. You’ve done that and are doing that, and that will help us provide the clarity you deserve. “

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#1 jdiaz

This is the power of NatGeo.

However, I believe that its owner, Facebook, will end up applying their Terms of Use.

Free pictures to earn money are enough motivation to try it again.

1:18 pm - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

#2 Don

With terms and conditions like that, who on earth is ever going to agree to upload any images to Instagram? What a blinking cheek. Use Flicker or FB instead.

9:50 pm - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

#3 Jason Brown @ San Antonio Wedding Photographer

Yeah, as a photographer I will not be using Instagram for any pictures. @Don who commented just before me Facebook already has words very close to,"upload your photos and we may use them for anything we like without paying you anything". Not exactly their property but free to use for them. I post pictures on Google+ myself.

2:52 am - Thursday, December 20, 2012

#4 cateyecreations

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6:07 pm - Thursday, December 20, 2012

#5 Graeme Webb

Instagram/Facebook are right, legal documents are easy to misinterpret, so why not make them simple!!
I think Instagram thought they could post these new terms and no-one would notice.
You've got to remember that Facebook paid $1bn for Instagram, and need to get their money back somehow. Just at the start of Dec a Facebook spokesman said they were looking into how to monetise Instagram.

I immediately deleted my account.
I wonder how many others did the same!

10:31 am - Tuesday, January 1, 2013