Instagram blogs about new policies, offers guidance

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Updated: 12/18/2012 4:08 pm Published: 12/18/2012 11:17 am

NEW YORK (AP) - Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after a change in its user agreement hinted that it might use shared photos in ads.

It's not clear that anything substantive has changed in Instagram's new terms of service, which were posted Monday and go into effect Jan. 16. As is the case before, the service reserves the right to use shared photos in any matter it likes, though the photographers keep "ownership" of the photos.

The updated terms of service say users agree that their photos could be used "in connection with paid or sponsored content." The current terms say the service can place ads "on, about or in conjunction with your Content."

Instagram went to their blog to dispel concerns, saying "I’m writing this today to let you know we’re listening and to commit to you that we will be doing more to answer your questions, fix any mistakes, and eliminate the confusion. As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos."

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mayakaityln - 12/26/2012 1:22 AM
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Liz E - 12/18/2012 12:39 PM
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seriously,tiredbeingsad, you want a picture of you on an ad for hemorrhoid creme or viagra?

tiredbeingsad - 12/18/2012 11:36 AM
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who cares.. if you dont want it used, dont post it.
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