instagram policy copyright

If you are a facebook user, it recently happened in Facebook and now it’s Instagram (also owned by Facebook). There’s been a change in Instagram’s terms of service. Does that have anything to do with you? Yes, if you are uploading pictures on Instagram and you don’t want anyone to use it without your knowledge.

This new Instagram Terms of Service indirectly says, now they have the right to use/sell your images without your knowledge. Isn’t that scary?

You can go through their new terms here:

Instagram does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service, except that you can control who can view certain of your Content and activities on the Service as described in the Service’s Privacy Policy, available here:

Seems like, companies are showing off their real faces now, and now people know why those services are completely FREE.

Protect your Copyright Work, Play Safe

Update: Instagram co-founder has made an statement about their new Terms and tried to make upset users happy, but Instagram will and has lost numerous users due to this for sure.