Policy primer instagram


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  • Hi Sing,

    I think your policy primer looks great! It is a very clear and well set out presentation that clearly identifies the main points of the Terms of Use for Instagram. I also chose to focus on Instagram as well, and also made use of creative commons Flickr images. I think your layout was better than mine in this regard. I think it is certainly a great way to show the affordances of the Internet as well as making it much more engaging for the viewer, and hopefully increasing the likelihood of content retention. I think you covered the terms of use extremely well and lay out specifically what users can and cannot do when using Instagram.

    I was very surprised upon inspection of the Instagram Terms of Use that Instagram does not implement the same policy as Facebook in terms of content ownership. I found this to be interesting as there are correlations between the content, privacy and censorship between the two platforms, especially as Facebook now owns Instagram. I had assumed that users divulged their ownership of images or videos to Instagram upon uploading to the service however as stated, “Instagram does not claim ownership of any content that you post on or through the service. Instead, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service”(Instagram, 2013), this is not the case. What are your thoughts on ownership varying between these two platforms? Does the breadth of content available to be uploaded to Facebook change the users’ right to own their own content or not?

    I also thought your inclusion of the quote from The Guardian “Instagram will not do further action if any photos were stolen” (2013) was very clever. This external information adds depth to your policy primer.

    Overall, a very pleasing and informative policy primer very suitable for educating users on the Terms of Use of Instagram!

    Thanks, Monica.

    Instagram. Terms Of Use. (2013). Retrieved October 6, 2013, from http://instagram.com

    The Guardian. (2013). Instagram Users Begin Fightback Against Stolen Photos. Retrieved from: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/us-news-blog/2013/feb/05/instagram-users-fightback-stolen-photos
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Policy primer instagram

  1. 1. POLICYPRIMER Terms of Service (Instagram, 2013)
  2. 2. Are you an user? Have you ever view their Terms of Use and privacy policy? (Instagram, 2013)
  3. 3. IF YOU DON’T, these are what you need to know… (Instagram, 2013)
  4. 4. You are SOLELY responsible for your BEHAVIOUR and the CONTENT that you submit, post or display on Instagram. and… They DO NOT own or has any responsibility to remove any content that you post through the service. (Image uploaded to Flickr by: brandy byrd, 2010) (Image uploaded to Flickr by: brandy byrd , 2010)
  5. 5. Therefore, you must make sure that you own the content posted by you. Even if you take the pictures from the Internet, you must own the rights to that image.
  6. 6. „Instagram will not do further action if any photos were stolen‟ (TheGuardian, 2013) If you happened to get into trouble, they will not bear any legal responsibility.
  7. 7. However, they reserved the right to TERMINATE your account if you harass and spam any Instagram users or if you post… Violent Nude & partially nude Discriminatory Unlawful Infringing Hateful Pornography or sexually suggestive photos via the service (Instagram, 2013b)
  8. 8. “Instagram also reserves the right to remove users’ content, if the service is interrupted, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE and the content can only be restored with a valid court order” (Instagram, 2013b) Therefore it is your responsibility to maintain a backup of your content.
  9. 9. (Image uploaded on Flickr by: Zoe Cousland, 2012) To register an Instagram account, you need to be at least 13 years old. “Any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent will to be deleted immediately” (Instagram, 2013a)
  10. 10. Instagram also uses cookies or other similar technologies to record and gather information on how you use Instagram… (Image uploaded on Flickr by: Magic Theme, 2012) … then they may share the information with some advertisers or any third parties in order to deliver targeted advertisements, which they believe will interest you.
  11. 11. Due to the public misunderstanding of their intentions in January 2013, the co founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom responded that they do not make money from selling users‟ photos, as they do not claim ownership of the content. (Instagram, 2013c) (Image uploaded on Flickr by: Arnaud Lancelevee, 2012)
  12. 12. You can have your account set to PRIVATE at privacy setting if you do not wish to have your content distributed publically. Then Instagram will only share the content with the people you have approved to follow. (Image uploaded to Flickr by: skitch00, 2011)
  13. 13. References Arnaud Lancelevee. (2013). [Image]. Instagram Android Xperia. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancelevee/9672042546/in/photostream/ Brandy byrd. (2010). [Image]. Instagram. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/designgimp/5103883644/in/photolist-8M1JMS-8LXLn6-8M1JZo-8LXGL2-8Mxcv1-bsaZ4H- gtyN2j-8LXGHi-dgkzo7-dFGAM7-dFrwXq-diFN46-d2AmC3-diGaDc-dFCtje-dcTvnb-dxbBFi-cVYGtC-cVVnzQ-d731so- cJd9zb-aRJAjV-fPZ1UT-daPDUF-cDXKvY-dSRX34-eDZ1K3-ethpLZ-ekCaoy-eWiU6s-daSUxD-cJ9Gdo-eg5mhK- dcTepq-fbP11y-fbNZTN-8LXLf2-fK19d7-aNfPG8-dR3Vyz-9bqoU6-9bqxHv-9rMCiE-cgrACw-gu58RZ-9bwqhF-9fFwxG- 9asKSg-8Xyi62-bJmywx-98maUx/lightbox/ Brandy byrd. (2010). [Image]. Instagram. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/45365446@N00/5103303547/in/photolist-8LXLmc-8Mu7P6-8M1K6d-8LXGHi-d731so- cJd9zb-cVVnzQ-dgkzo7-dFGAM7-dFrwXq-diFN46-d2AmC3-diGaDc-dcTvnb-cVYGtC-aRJAjV-fPZ1UT-daPDUF- cDXKvY-dSRX34-eDZ1K3-ethpLZ-ekCaoy-eWiU6s-daSUxD-cJ9Gdo-eg5mhK-dcTepq-fbP11y-fbNZTN-8LXLf2-fK19d7- aNfPG8-dR3Vyz-9bqxHv-9bqoU6-9rMCiE-gu596g-9bwqhF-9asKSg-8Xyi62-bJmywx-98maUx-bTZqAv-9aB8iZ- 8UX2mk-bxjk7f-fsX1XG-gtY9rb-fbEv6o-gs8UBg Instagram. (2013). Instagram Logo [Image]. Retrieved from http://instagram.com/press/ Instagram. (2013a). Privacy Policy. Retrieved from http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ Instagram. (2013b). Terms of Use. Retrieved from http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/ Instagram. (2013c). Updated Terms of Services Based on Your Feedback. Retrieved from http://blog.instagram.com/post/38421250999/updated-terms-of-service-based-on-your-feedback
  14. 14. Magic Theme. (2013). [Image]. Instagram Cookie. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/99901660@N07/9666386809/in/photolist-fJbL2x-e3YFDG-e9FbUd-agUNjy-dQj1gH- baiiBF-dzW7AD-ekujec-dWS31F-bxyRfK-deB4KL-fdrXLj-e3KxmZ-aUTP1c-c8itQm-bbbGXx-fdtWQW-ehLrr7-dk7amu- a5xFJ6-cXobXN-eguhfv-e1RRd2-dPbWma-cPQ3xw-eLTxQr-aSr8cX-bnKuAD-ctyFVE-dGMnit-dCmoPj-aSNu78- c53B1J-bXEAxh-e7mCWA-fpMr7k-fpMALk-dK7mgB-dAKh9e-fLJKdE-boa72J-enPdgs-f8pPhK-fsdCJ2-frVwhE-cZJTEL- fpMeCx-bffUwT-fxktwt-gbUnbr-djxjui Skitch00. (2011). [Image]. Stop Sign. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/19269245@N05/6009807298/in/photolist-aa4Qkd-aEbDtn-e3hy8S-bAhCwo-9qNyRG- cRuQZU-bF5xim-dF4yw5-9RJNGE-amccer-dDrEoY-ckdCLb-e4AoXE-9K1A2x-aLpnnv-bCPY4D-bVWrme-9CMYj5- cQ5LMq-cMsW1h-duQ43j-biwMFr-bmYV3V-bpxpug-a6KbpP-adF3Lw-ekxG3T-a6t9nB-9YrsAu-fdiUMU-ddB3Ay-bJj7Ve- gddyG2-bXmubM-9yME9A-e8Nw1o-cDjARL-cYjXFh-dR5qML-cPXVWW-cPXYFy-dTyvc5-b4GuB2-a3UXLy-bp9mt1- bpPdg8-dd3Pi3-dRseqz-d7WZhN-dH26D4-a4nffP TheGuardian. (2013). Instagram Users Begin Fightback Against Stolen Photos. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/technology/us-news-blog/2013/feb/05/instagram-users-fightback-stolen-photos Zoe Cousland. (2012). [Image]. Instagram Spam. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/84015449@N00/7672275410/in/photolist-cFYqbw-cFYrCA-cFYs5G-cFYrV7-cFYswd- ct1ZGU-bYPbpd-bYPbfW-bYPbmw-gs8UBg-grwbkT-aD18wu-f1frdA-8Sy3tR-f1fqUE-fD6zvW-fZ2wAj-ewvJ5R-do6CTo- ga4a96-fD6ziQ-fD6zdb-cCxWkh-c7zqww-dryHXY-do6sQZ-fh4cGf-fh4cuJ-cY1XGm-do6rrR-drMM4C-do6sn4-8XysM4- 8XyS5c-aCWgjk-9U7QWm-9U5ivi-aCWgRP-9adLha-dfn7Hg-bsEC9D-9U5Ejp-8XyYM2-djhyta-9U8toG-8XBmmQ- apAqHd-cGJwJU-dm8tv3-dtnaU4-cUfh6Q