Call It Instascram

It started out as the classic Facebook privacy dance: two steps forward, one step back.

From CNET this morning, via The Daily Beast:

Igram-640x290Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there’s no way to opt out.

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.

As it happens, it was Instagram that opted out . . .

Read the rest at Sneak Adtack.

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