Instagram Says It Owns Your Photos

Posted: December 18, 2012 in Photos

ISM Group, Inc.:

Not a wise move.

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Instagram users around the world seemed to issue a collective gasp when news broke that the social media giant is changing its intellectual property policy January 16 — and from then on can sell any photo taken with its app “without payment or notification.”

That means photos of your friends and family, that wacky weekend, even your honeymoon — could be used online, in magazine ads, even on billboards, without your permission.

Is that OK? WWJ legal analyst and Talk Radio 1270 host Charlie Langton says it should be.

“The Internet is the new public highway,” said Langton, a lawyer. “This is a tech highway, you should have no expectation of privacy when you use Facebook.”

Langton said anyone can snap your photo when you’re walking down the street and use it in any way they want, and users of Instagram are no different. Facebook bought photo…

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