In December Instagram updated their Terms of Service and claimed they had the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification (see story
). An immediate and massive protest ensued and a few days later Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s co-founder announced that the company would temporarily revert to their previous terms of service while they, “we are going to take the time to complete our plans (for new advertising products), and then come back to our users and explain how we would like for our advertising business to work.”
Now they are back. They have published new Terms of Service
that are scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2013.
Peter Krogh, author of the DAM (Digital Assets Management) Book and Chair of ASMP’s Digital Standards Committee has reviewed the new terms and concluded that for the professional photographer trying to earn a living they are “still terrible.” Read his very thorough analysis here