Instagram sees class action lawsuit over ToS changes

Instagram sees class action lawsuit over ToS changes
It took a few weeks, but Facebook has been hit with its first civil suit over the controversial terms of service (ToS) changes to its Instagram platform.

Facebook was quick to respond: "We believe this complaint is without merit and we will fight it vigorously."



In its revised ToS, Instagram implied that it would sell user's uploaded photos without compensation and also forced users to waive their rights to any class action lawsuit. The backlash was so swift that CEO Kevin Systrom had to publicly backtrack, and some of the language was removed.

The revised ToS also states that if you do not agree with the terms, you can cancel your profile but must forfeit all rights to previous photos you shared. Reads the lawsuit: "In short, Instagram declares that 'possession is nine-tenths of the law and if you don't like it, you can't stop us.'"

Facebook is well known for caring little about user's privacy, stripping user's rights any chance they can get.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Dec 2012 18:39
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  • 4 comments
  • jookycola

    why should i care? i can easily cancel it and use 20 other knock off apps just as good. Or use a real camera and pixl-o-matic on my laptop.


    25.12.2012 09:44 #1

  • Bozobub

    Many users will care, because Instagram is claiming they own all photos you've uploaded, whether or not you reject the new TOS.

    25.12.2012 10:18 #2

  • Mrguss

    Hope is a Class-action against Facebook for censor many accounts today Dec. 27th 2012:
    http://www.infowars.com/facebook-purges-pro-gun-accounts/

    +5000

    27.12.2012 18:22 #3

  • bhetrick

    Originally posted by jookycola: why should i care? i can easily cancel it and use 20 other knock off apps just as good. Or use a real camera and pixl-o-matic on my laptop. Why should you care you ask? Well, if you were literate you would have been able to read and understand the article you took time to comment on.

    Yes, you can cancel. But when you do cancel they get to keep what you've already uploaded and they can use and/or sell it without your permission.

    Think that might be something you want to care about?

    4.1.2013 11:36 #4

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