Instagram retreats over terms of service changes

During the last week of school last year, we posted about the worrying changes to Instagram’s terms and conditions. Fortunately,  as reported by The Telegraph, Instagram listened to the outcry from users and retreated:

“You also had deep concerns about whether under our new terms, Instagram had any plans to sell your content,” said Mr Systrom.

“I want to be really clear: Instagram has no intention of selling your photos, and we never did. We don’t own your photos – you do.”

However, Instagram still intends to forge ahead with paid content that may not be identified as advertising:

Instagram kept language which gave it the ability to place ads in conjunction with user content, and “that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such”. However Mr Systrom said that in future it would get communicate its advertising plans before actually introducing them.

You can read the whole Telegraph article here.

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