Instagram can now sell your photos to advertisers
But you won’t see any of the cash, or even necessarily be told
UPDATE: Instagram has posted a response on its blog.
Instagram has announced a change to its terms and conditions that appear to allow the firm to sell on your snaps to advertisers, without any of the money going to you. You may not even be told it has happened.
The only way to opt out of this, and the rest of the many new clauses in it’s new set of terms and conditions, appear to be by simply cancelling your account before they get enacted on January 16th.
The related passage reads:
“Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata)) on your behalf.”
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