Like many other social networks, Instagram started out with good will. Through its app, millions of people have been able to run their photos through its fun and beautiful photo filters. In return, we as a community have been there for the Instagram team every step of the way as they built up Instragram - through all the glitches and down time.
So it was incredibly upsetting to receive Instagram's new Terms of Service, which claims "a business or other entity may pay" Instagram for our images without any compensation or notification to us.
We understand that as Instagram scales, it needs to support a larger infrastructure and therefore needs to adapt its business model to make it profitable. But selling out the community, who supported and helped build them up, is a slap in the face to us users. And we will not tolerate it.
Tell Instagram: don't sell out your community for the sake of a profit! Re-examine the new Terms of Service that says you have the right to sell our photos.
Like many other social networks, you started out with such good will. Your vision to bring friends and total strangers together who share a love for documenting the biggest and smallest moments in our lives through photography was inspiring and useful to people like us. Through your app, millions of people have been able to run their photos through your fun and beautiful photo filters, and share them with friends, family, and across social networks like Twitter, FB, and Flickr.
you have the power to create change.
Start sharing and watch your impact grow
we signed: Instagram: Don't Sell Us Out, Or We're Walking Out
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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