Bustacapp wrote:rjsterry wrote:No. This is not what copyright is. A work is automatically under copyright as soon as it is created. Say I take a photo and publish it on Instagram: I'll still retain the copyright, but I will have given them license to use my photo as they see fit.
Copyright Law of the United Kingdom? I assume Instagram is American so there's a possible conflict straight away.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_ ... ted_States
^^The American copyright law seems to require registration at a copyright office. Which to me makes total sense.
So in the UK you would still have to prove that you produced that image in some way if you wanted to sue?
Nope, in the USA it's this...
Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.
They is no requirement to register anything with a copyright office. It's your until you give that right away (like signing up for a Instagram account).
The problem with the new Instragram T&C is that they can not only use your pictures as they wish (providing your face to the makers of haemorrhoid cream) but also advertise to people you may know without informing them that they are advertising and that you have not endorsed the product. All without paying you a penny.
If this is way facebook and instagram are going to go, they'll be dead in about 8 months.