I needed to post this blog as soon as I heard about it!
Back in April Facebook purchased Instagram for $1bn.
“Eventually we’ll figure out a way to monetise Instagram” Carolyn Everson (FB vice-president of global marketing solutions) said previously in Dec (2012)
“To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you,”
Well, it looks like Facebook have figured out how to get back some of the $1bn it spent, by selling your photographs and information! As a photographer, I find this very disturbing I should be in control of my copyright, on my photographs. Just because I upload them on a social network site does not give that site rights to my work. Instagram has been seen as a useful and creative program.
However, I will be deleting my account as soon as I have finished writing this post.