Well, looks like Instagram will lose 80-90% of its user-base due to a new policy update which will become effective on the 16th January 2013.
Though Instagram in the blog post says that the "updated terms of service help protect you, and prevent spam and abuse as we grow," it does not highlight the clause 2 under Rights which says, "Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you."
What this means, is that Instagram/Facebook, can SELL YOUR
Artwork/Photos, and not tell you, or even compensate you for doing so.
Users have taken to Social Media sites to voice their outrage:
@lostart: Dear Instagram, please change your name to more adequately portray your abusive terms of service: instaGRAB!
@kidzrevil: So instagram is turning itself into a stock photo agency. A stock photo is kinda like a template a company could buy to make an ad with.
@justimage: Not surprised Facebook's Instagram is evil. Sadly, I think people will still use it. Big blow to photographers.
@prague360: Goodbye instagram. I'm uninstalling you now. I never want to see you again
@ReformedBroker: Facebook's terms of service changes to Instagram are hilarious. It's like they want us to hate them
@markonen: I am basically trusting that enough of you guys will delete your Instagram accounts to reverse the policy without me having to do anything.
@bozoskeleton: Never been happier that I don't Instagram: now they want to sell users' photos because they own them!
@buzzbishop: Just in case you thought @instagram was trustworthy and wont do evil, look what they did to
@jdross: Heh... apparently even Zuckerberg's wedding photographer isn't a fan of the new Instagram.
@MarcelloNine: I guess Instagram has wrote their suicide note!