Instagram Changes Mean Your Photos Could Be Sold To Advertisers
BOSTON (CBS) – The Instagram photo of the dinner you just cooked or the one of your friends at the beach could be sold for use in future advertising campaigns.
Under the popular social networking site’s new policy, Facebook claims the perpetual right to sell your Instagram photos to companies and organizations that want your photos for their advertising.
The problem to some is, you will never see a cent for those pictures.
CNET reports this change will effectively transform the Instagram site into the world’s largest stock photo agency.
In the fall, Facebook closed a deal with Instagram worth about $300 million to $470 million after acquiring the company in April.
The new terms allow the company to share photos across both platforms.
The changes go into effect Jan. 16 unless you delete your account. Once an account is deleted, there is no reactivating it unless you create a new username.
Instagram users took to Twitter Tuesday morning with some calling the change an invasion of privacy and swearing to close their accounts.
Others told the Twitterverse if Instagram wants 100 pictures of their dogs, scrambled eggs and chocolate chip cookies, they can go right ahead.