Which they kept too, releasing a blog post about their thoughts on some of the obvious issues with the T&C’s.
So basically they are claiming that it is not their intention to sell your photos before and that everyone’s response to these changes was in-fact wrongly informed. They continued to say:
“Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram. Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.”
“To provide context, we envision a future where both users and brands alike may promote their photos & accounts to increase engagement and to build a more meaningful following. Let’s say a business wanted to promote their account to gain more followers and Instagram was able to feature them in some way. In order to help make a more relevant and useful promotion.”
Continuing to explain the situation on advertising the spokesperson also mentioned, “The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this.”
And finally they cleared up the issue of ownership, confirming that photos will remain the ownership of the person who took them.
“Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed.”
Let us know what you think about all of this, and hit up the source link for more information.
Source: Instagram Blog
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