Naughty Instagram Slammed With Class Action!

instagram-from-zero-to-1-billion-in-17-monthsThis is a timely warning. Even if you are not an Instagrammer your teenager certainly is! They will have uploaded hundreds of photos of themselves. They will have signed up and ticked the Terms of Conditions box with barely a glance. They will trust that what they own will be treated as their own!

Recently however Instagram changed its Terms and Conditions without warning. The new rules suggest Instagram would sell users’ photos without compensation and introduced a mandatory clause, which would force users to waive their rights to file a class action lawsuit in most circumstances.

Mashable.com recently reported that following user outrage regarding the mobile photo sharing app’s changed Terms of Service, Lucy Funes, a California Instagram user, claimed breach of contract, among other things, on behalf of herself and others similarly affected. The lawsuit was filed despite Instagram reverting some of the clauses it had announced it would change.

“In short, Instagram declares that ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law and if you don’t like it, you can’t stop us,'” the lawsuit says.

Be warned!

Instagram Slammed With Class Action Lawsuit.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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One Response to Naughty Instagram Slammed With Class Action!

  1. Dad says:

    This is a very good service for which I hope your students’ parents are suitably grateful.

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