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Istagram boleh mengkomersialisasikan foto member?

December 19th, 2012 No comments

Kebizakan apa pulak ini, istagram bakal seenaknya mengomersialisasikan foto yang diposting oleh para anggotanya, tanpa proses pemberitahuan dan royalti atasnya. Sebenernya sih penyalah gunaan foto pada social network di Indonesia sudah biasa terjadi, foto asal dicomot lalu dipake untuk keperluan masing-masing, juga tanpa proses pemberitahuan, kita lihat efek kedepannya apakah pengguna istagram akan mulai beralih ke alternatif penyedia layanan foto-effect lainnya. Mari kita tanya pada rumput yang bergoyang.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.

Under the new policy, Facebook claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organization, including for advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world’s largest stock photo agency. One irked Twitter user quipped that “Instagram is now the new iStockPhoto, except they won’t have to pay you anything to use your images.”

“It’s asking people to agree to unspecified future commercial use of their photos,” says Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “That makes it challenging for someone to give informed consent to that deal.”

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