Instagram reverts to previous rules. It took long enough.
In a blog post on the company’s site, Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s co-founder, said that where advertising was concerned, the company would revert to its previous terms of service, which have been in effect since October 2010.
For someone who apologized for not being clear in the TOS, Systrom was incredibly unclear in the first apology on Tuesday.
“We have no intention of selling your photos”
But they still could if they ever decided to.
“You own your photos.”
But if you have no control over how they are used, “ownership” is a distinction without a difference.
To be clear in their language, they should just say, “We will not sell your photos without your permission.” But they never did say that, did they?