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Instagram users insta-angry over terms of service changes

Updates to Instagram's terms of use policy suggest that the photo-sharing site wants the right to use and sell its members' images without paying commission.


  1. Instagram posts this notice on its blog Monday, notifying users of terms of service changes that will kick in Jan. 16. The policy suggests the photo-sharing site has the rights to use and sell members' images without compensation.
  2. Reaction was swift with many celebrity Instagramers expressing their anger over the change and threatening to leave the site. Some have already pulled the plug.
  3. Several average users started looking for alternatives, including Flickr, and began backing up their Instagram images in case they decide to dump the service.
  4. The backlash was enough to make Instagram post this tweet Tuesday afternoon.