Instagram’s updated terms are even worse

Starting January 19th all your photos rights will be taken over by Instagram

If you thought Instagram’s new terms introduced in December 2012 were awful, their update today is even worse.

We’ve all been waiting to see what Instagram would do with their promised new terms. You’d think Instagram would have released a nicer set of terms after their fiasco in December. But no, Instagram went ten times worse. They’ve added NEW sections. The

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Gah! I have two days to delete my instagram account before instagram forever owns my 630 photos!


Instagram’s own words, “you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the content that you post on or through the service”

Those sound like super mega atomic bomb words.


Do you think this type of all-inclusive gobbledegook would really hold up in court?


Hmm, I don’t know. I know next-to-nothing about law. But it seems like Instagram (with Facebook lawyers) would be able to get away with it. People accept the terms. Who’s gonna challenge?


Whaaaaat?! I think this is a case where the lawyers have gotten in the way of common sense.


Yeah, it makes me sad that people continue to use instagram when instagram is so in violation of photo rights. Besides, flickr is by far and away the best photo service.


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Hey, guess what! Facebook make their terms and conditions worse too! Now they can use any of your images, or status updates in ads.
A great blog post that explains this:

Yuuuuup. Facebook might be next on my chopping block.


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