Instagram faces class-action suit following ToS change
posted by Alan F. / Dec 24, 2012, 6:53 PM
While Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom apologized, Instagram again revised the ToS which removed the offending language. However, the revision to the revised ToS now adds a mandatory arbitration clause, removing the rights of users to file a class action suit against the photo-sharing site. And while those members who do not agree with the latest ToS are allowed to simply walk away from the site, the suit notes that they lose the ability to take back pictures stored on Instagram. The latest ToS on the site does seem to give Instagram the ability to sell member's pictures regardless of denials by Systrom that the site will do so.
woooow are they serious......again?? They got off easy the first time and now they want to continue to try and push the limits? Its not going to be good for instagram users is all I can say.............Looks like it may be time to move on :(
posted on Dec 24, 2012, 7:09 PM 3
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Oh no, not a "sut"!
posted on Dec 24, 2012, 7:10 PM 6
Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012
Instagram sucks. It's a useless service. Just stop using it. Guarantee they'd change their TOS real quick if people just quit using Instagram. But people are idiots and need dumbass filters to add to their pics.
posted on Dec 24, 2012, 7:15 PM 12
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I hear you, I still don't understand what's the freaking deal with this stupid app, that's why I don't have a Facebook account in the first place, I don't trust anybody to handle my personal stuff, cloud services? Sure just for music that's it.
posted on Dec 24, 2012, 9:16 PM 2
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All Im going to say is let that be a lesson to any future App developer or company to place such horrible wording in their contract/terms of service. Bad, bad, bad! Im sick and tired of the small print and people not reading them. For example: I went rock wall climbing with my brothers a few years ago, I had to sign a contract before I could use this place's equipment. I happen to take the time and read the small print and it stated that " I will not hold company xxx liable for any injury incurred even for faulty equipment they provide." What the F?!?!?!?!?! I land in the hospital due to your faulty equipment and said company is not liable???!! read the small print people!!!!!!!!!
posted on Dec 25, 2012, 11:13 AM 2
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Normally I would say "wow another person taking advantage of the fact that you can sue for just about anything." Though with the fact that they can keep your pictures even after you leave, thats not okay.
posted on Dec 25, 2012, 2:40 PM 2
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Let me get this straight. A class action lawsuit against a silly non-essential photo sharing service for a ToS change, but the money-grubbing carriers with rules about Facetime, VoIP or tethering or the cable companies with the monopolies and the absolutely unethical and inhuman insurance/medical industry in America gets away scot free? Wake up, America and prioritize your problems. Fix what needs to be fixed.
posted on Dec 26, 2012, 7:59 AM 0
Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012
The day Instagram came out with the ToS I went into my Instagram & started deleting any personal pictures of me & my family. Just to find that it wouldn't delete them. & then a couple hours later I tried it again. & it showed as if they were all deleted. But after I refreshed the screen they started popping up all at once. WTH??? Now I just completley deleted my account & moved on to Streamzoo which in my opinion is so much better than Instagram.
posted on Dec 26, 2012, 1:03 PM 0
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