I can’t believe after Instagram posted this new policy of “THEIRS” a few weeks ago, that spits in the face of Copyright Law and the fact that the right to use a photo or license certain rights can only be given by the creator/owner of the image and MUST BE GIVEN IN WRITING on an image by image basis. They reversed this offensive policy within a day or 2 last time and now they are trying to slip it by AGAIN. Unbelievable and ABUSIVE!!! This really say’s something about the “ethics of Instagram, it’s Executives, and it’s Policy Makers”!
From the Blog of Peter Yan –
A couple of days ago Instagram’s New & Improved Terms of Service plot to steal our photos was brought to my attention. I was alerted to the completely useless new language by PhotoBizCoach Beate Chelette’s excellent blog. So I wrote a blog post of my own titled Instagram’s New & Improved Policy To Steal Your Photos. I posted a link to that blog post on our Natural Exposure’s Facebook page. Then to make sure it gained the attention it deserved, I took out a Facebook ad for $15.00 to advertise the post on Facebook. So today I got an email from Facebook telling me the following:
One or more of the ads you set up do not meet our guidelines and has been disapproved.
Please check your Ads Manager and edit any ads that have been disapproved. Your account was not charged for ads that were not approved.
When I realized which ad they were declining, or I should say CENSORING, I about doubled over in laughter thinking this was the best kind of advertisement I could have ever hoped for. So everybody please do me a favor and SHARE this blog post with as many people you can think of. Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want everybody to know. Like I said in an earlier post, for now it’s Instagram’s new Terms of Service. If this goes through without people screaming like crazy they’ll be doing the same with Facebook pictures. Help me tell the world, especially on Facebook since they CENSORED our ad. Let’s tell the world. Thanks for your help. You can see my original blog post titled: Facebook/Instagram’s New Policy Allow Them to Sell Your Photos With No Compensation To You. Now go get crazy and SHARE this post.
Bob Greenberg “It’s time for creators of intellectual products (such as photos) to band together and let Instagram and Facebook know they can not further enrich themselves with what I personally consider theft. It’s the same situation that exist in so much of Corporate America: set the playing field up so the Rich get Richer, at the expensive of nearly everyone else. And, with Instagram this is not only abusive to Americans, but with all people world-wide!”