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| p.1 #14 · Instagram wants your images...for free!! |
That's right .. no free lunch ... i.e. SOMEBODY is paying the bills for the service that FB (etc.) that its members/users are NOT paying (directly).
People act like it is wrong for FB to try and figure out how to pay the bills, or make more money for their shareholders (who are always clamoring for more money). Users of "free stuff" never care, as long as it doesn't effect them and they are getting to use the service for free (it would be such a shame to actually pay for what you use) ... then the second that they realize that it does effect them, they get bent out of shape.
People always have the option to close their account ... but if their images have been shared with others, it then becomes necessary for others to close their accounts also in order for it not to be subject to the TOS while it remains "somewhere" in the site.
Of course, closing the barn door after turning all the cows out in the streets doesn't get them back in the barn. And with "everyone" letting their cows run in the streets, it quickly becomes a haven for cattle rustlers to snag a cow now and again, because, who can tell which ones are missing ... the cow owners have already relinquished any sense of accounting when they dumped them all out in the streets to freely roam around.
Sadly, I've got no good recommendation on how someone is supposed to get their images out of the hands of FB, etc. I just know that when I read their TOS ... I believed that they meant what they said when they indicated it was a quid pro quo that I was granted them rights/permission for usage however they deemed or extended to others. Thus, I avoid posting on social media (meanwhile, I've been missing out on all the savvy marketing that I could have been doing) ... using email instead ... and suspect that most pro's keep the bulk of their imagery out of social media as well.
I truly empathize for those who are just now realizing the risk issues associated with social media usage. I get the "policy change" ticks people off ... and the "that's not right" perspective. But, it's their ball, their rules, with the masses often failing to recognize the distinction between a "right" and a "privilege".
In a similar vein here at FM ... it is Fred's ball, Fred's rules ... and things like this should make us all the more appreciative of what Fred has done here that we are privileged to so greatly enjoy.
FM ROCKS !!!