New Instagram TOS

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 Atkinson is a comedian, voice actor, MC, and former radio personality. His sharp, smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, corporate events, and festivals across the country including Bonkerz, Dr. Grins, Sunday Night Funnies, Punchlines and Gilda’s Laugh Fest. You can find his audio books on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Brian and his lovely wife Holly live in Grand Rapids and he has a lot of t-shirts.

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