Instagram's new 'terms of service' creates outrage among the social network's users

CLEVELAND - Beginning next year, Instagram says it will have the right to sell your photos without your knowledge and without compensation to use in any of their advertisements.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, released its new privacy policy and terms of service earlier this week. The new policy states that Instagram has the right to use its users' photos in advertisements without the photographer's consent and without payment.

The new terms of service will go into effect Jan. 16, 2013.

"Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you."

And underage users will not be exempt.

"If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata)) on your behalf."

Many Clevelanders expressed their outrage over the new terms of service on Twitter on Tuesday.

"Remind me to delete my @Instagram by Jan. 15 th please," tweeted Chrstian Heller (@TheHeldawg).

"Disappointed Instagram is selling out. It WAS my favorite social sharing app," tweeted Alana Munro (@dawgpndgirl).

Even celebrities are expressing their outrage via the popular social network.

"Sorry I gotta delete you, Instagram. I liked your filters," tweeted actor Kal Penn (@kalpenn).

Under Instagram's new terms of service, it appears the only way to opt out of the new conditions is to delete the service.

Instagram addressed its new versions of the privacy policy and terms of service on its blog.

"Our updated privacy policy helps Instagram function more easily as part of Facebook by being able to share info between the two groups. This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone by understanding how Instagram is ued. Our updated terms of service help protect you, and prevent spam and abuse as we grow."

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