Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.
The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, 2013, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.
I HIGHLY recommend you read the whole article, do your research and decide if this is where you want to show your art and photography.
Maintaining copyright control of our work is key to building a successful art licensing business so it is vital to stay up to date on what using a website or social media site can do to your most vital business asset!
Here’s to your creative success!
– Tara Reed
P.S. Thanks Libby Unwin of Just a Trace Stencils for letting me know about this so I can help spread the word!
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