Contact Us

Instagram Sells Your Photos Under New Terms of Service

You better go delete all those photos of coffee and cats. Instagram will soon update its terms of service to include the right to sell or use your photos without paying you.

“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.”

Read the updated Instagram terms of use here. 

This means, although you still own the photos, Instagram will use them for other purposes, maybe ads, maybe dartboards. So what’s the best way to avoid this? Well, you’re opting in to a free service, so they call the shots. If you don’t want Instagram selling photos of yours, then you should delete your account. But, let’s be honest, no one wants to use the ten thousand photos you took of your shoes for any ads. After all, the previous terms of use meant everyone and anyone could see and steal your photos anyway. Why does it matter now?

 

 

Best of KLAQ

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://klaq.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Freeloaders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Freeloaders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.