Instagram did clarify some things but still left the biggest question of all unanswered—will they sell the photos without our consent and/or any compensation?
It was good that they made a statement after the wave of concerns and “threats” (to close accounts). They are correct that the recent T&C protected users from spammers and copyright infringers, however, the T&C also made a legal clout for Instagram to reign over our photos to legally sell and profit from them without our consent or compensation to us.
Thank you Instagram for making iPhoneography an exciting new specialised field under photography but I would happily let others (yes, including you) to share my works if I was credited. Oh and if you’re going to sell it, without my consent, then that’s another story. That, Instagram, is what you call “legalised piracy”.
Last minute briefing by @life2_itsfullest with the Mayor of Melville (right) listening. #ios #iphone5 #iphoneonly #iphoneography #iphoneographer #instagram #instagramhdr #instagrammer #instagramtastic #lovecommunity #igers #igersperth #igerspinoy #igerswestoz (at Piney Lakes Reserve)