Can I stop Instagram from selling my photos?

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stylor
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It may be a misinterpretation of the TOS. It is a little unclear what Instagram is actually saying. The Wall Street Journal had a piece about that yesterday:

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/12/18/why-the-web-is-freaking-out-over-...

 

I read beyond that section of the TOS and there are still clauses that say you own your images. I think this may be a case of a cautious legal department writing a TOS to cover some of the things that are inherent in online social media advertising, but doing it in a way that blows people's minds when read out of context. I'd wager we will see a revision within the week. 

 

If you are really concerned about it, you can download your photos and close your account.  That is the only way I know to "opt-out" and it's what Instagram deserves for making this change. 

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/how-to-download-your-instagram-ph...

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