New Instagram TOS

We’ve all head the news that Instagram (recently purchased by Facebook) is updating their Terms of Service (TOS). instagram-logoThe new policy includes their rights to sell your pictures for use in advertisements. You get no notification or compensation for your images – just the surprise later when you see one of your pictures in an ad.

If you want to opt-out of that, you have some recourse:

  1. Delete your Instagram account now (before the policy goes into effect on January 16, 2013)

Oh and minors are not omitted from their policy either:

“If you are under the age of eighteen …. you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision.”

Could we be missing a really fun opportunity here? Commercial for Instagram TOS

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Brian Atkinson

Brian has extensive experience running digital departments and teams in non-profit and for-profit organizations, including marketing and communications, higher education, and information technology. Specialization in social media and frequent presenter at conferences and seminars on the strategic use of different communication styles to reach a new generation of constituents. And I have a lot of t-shirts.

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