When Facebook claimed ownership of all the images Instagram users have uploaded,
public reaction was swift and Facebook backed down the same day.
Facebook has completely removed the offending language from the new TOS and original announcement, so we have to rely on this description of the changes from C/Net’s post Instagram says it has the right to sell your photos:
“Under the new policy, Facebook claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organization, including for advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world’s largest stock photo agency. One irked Twitter user quipped that “Instagram is now the new iStockPhoto, except they won’t have to pay you anything to use your images.”
Instagram rivals are vying for your business – and switching to another photo sharing site is not a half bad idea because these kinds of changes are often reintroduced later in a manner that may not be so easily noticed.
What do you think? Do you believe they’ve learned the public will not accept that
OR do you think they’ll try again to claim ownership of your photos?
What photo sharing site do you prefer?
Tell us in the comments.