Instagram’s back to the wall, villagers armed with pitchforks.


Will Instagram hold back policy to sell your soul with out compensation to you?

To say I was surprised would be a lie. Recently I found out about FaceBooks little policy which is similar to this one. I’ve been slowly pulling down my art from multiple accounts and replacing it with watermarked art work.

It’s not that I don’t want the general populace to enjoy the tremendous labor of love I’ve produced, I don’t want some monstrous corporation stealing my souls work with out so much as a nod or a penitence.

Sharing amongst friends, co workers and colleges is one thing. But to find your work published in a nondescript media without so much as a wink, whistle or penny for compensation is criminal!

There is a disturbing trend in the wind of creative media and the world that tries to swallow it. Many large corporations send out ‘ghost’ hipsters, art dealers, fashion curious individuals in the ruse of flat out stealing ideas.

Now stealing ideas is not a new concept, obviously its been going on since Ugh first saw Aug draw a four legged buffalo with action men holding spears OVER their heads instead of beside them.

Ideas are like water, they are free flowing and constantly moving. But its up to the fishermen to catch the gems and brilliant colored fish of immortality that swim past.

Now that being said, we as individuasl must band together as guilds not of painters, illustrators, gamers, seamstress or chemical engineers, but as artist. We have a right to OUR creative ideas, as much as we do to sell, trade and freely give them.

On our own accord.

The sentence in the new “terms of use” that triggered the most user concern said, “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.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words; posting one to Instagram should not cost you your privacy,” he said.

U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-chairman of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, joined the chorus of complaints Tuesday night with a sharply worded statement saying consumer privacy — especially that of children — may be at risk.

 Source Washington Post 12.19/2012