12-31-2012, 06:00 AM #1
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So i found this on the instagram website in their FAQ
When are you going to make the app for Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, iPad, etc?
We are currently working on making the iPhone and Android experiences as solid as possible. Only then will we consider other platforms, but currently we have nothing to announce.
- 12-31-2012, 07:21 AM #3
No big loss.
I know.... Instagram is a popular social network but I just don't see the lack of an "official" Instagram app breaking the system. Could it help? Sure but I don't think the success of Windows Phone hinges on Instagram.
Wouldn't surprise me if they tried to change the TOS once the dust settles again.
- 12-31-2012, 02:47 PM #8
Read it as you will but in my experience as a freelance photographer, Instagram TOS gave them too much license with your photos.
- 12-31-2012, 04:17 PM #9
Original TOS:Instagram does NOT claim ANY ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on or through the Instagram Services. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Instagram Services, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels, except Content not shared publicly ("private") will not be distributed outside the Instagram Services.
- 12-31-2012, 04:31 PM #10
They hide behind their position that they do not claim ownership of your photos but it's the license to use that is what is important.
I've seen TOS that allow services to use material for advertisement and promotion but Instagrams' takes it a step further where they can alter or distribute (sale) the photos.
You may read things differently, but I'll prefer not to give someone that amount of license without royalty.
- 12-31-2012, 06:53 PM #13
And out of curiosity, I wonder how you expect a cloud hosting site, which uses thousands of servers, to operate WITHOUT the permission to distribute your photos? Distribution refers to moving your content between servers more than it means to sell them.
But if you don't want anyone to have the right to modify or distribute your content, I hope you're disabling Skydrive on all your Windows devices:
When you upload your content to the services, you agree that it may be used, modified, adapted, saved, reproduced, distributed, and displayed to the extent necessary to protect you and to provide, protect and improve Microsoft products and services.
- 12-31-2012, 07:24 PM #14
And how can they operate without distributing photo? Easy. Add language that distribution does not mean to sell the images. I've never had an issue with any hosting service or website that I post or upload images to using those images for advertising or promotional purposes. It's the selling or potential of selling that rubs me the wrong way. If distribution means between servers or for internal use, then say so.
TOS shouldn't be something left to interpretation but the lawyers take simple language and booger it up where you can read it one way, I can read it another and they hope a Court will read it their way if it ever comes to issue.
I guess it all boils down to a lesson I learned the hard way years ago. If you don't want a picture sold, hijacked or otherwise used without permission... don't click that upload button.
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