Instagram Can Now Sell Your Images Without Your Knowledge


They say rivalry is good and Flickr has now taken it to the next level. Flickr now has Instagram like effects and filters and this comes at a time when Instagram has introduced a new usage policy that did not go well with most users and law makers.
Instagram has announced that it will be having the right to sell photos uploaded by users without notifying them let alone paying a dime for it like iStock photo does. In the revised Terms of Service, Instagram said that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a theatrical policy shift that quickly sparkled a public chorus of disapproval.
This new intellectual property policy comes into effect on January 16 and all users shall be assumed to have accepted these new terms unless they delete their accounts before the January 16 deadline.  In part the terms read:
“Instagram does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service, except that you can control who can view certain of your Content and activities on the Service as described in the Service €as Privacy Policy, available here: “
How do you feel about your Instagram images being sold devoid of being asked or more notably being remunerated?

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Steve is an open source enthusiast. You will find him fiddling with Android devices, Firefox phones and uses Ubuntu desktop, basically the open-source suit. When not writing he edits Wikipedia and is also a Mozilla Representative.


  1. When they sold out to Facebook they did bad, but when they turned off twitter cards they did worse, the I don’t see why I will stick with Instagram after this. I left twitpic when they did the same.

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