ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Instagram Freebooting Is Out of Control and the Company Is Letting It Happen

By December 5, 2017Current News

Screenshot of article by Andy Day posted on FstoopersCross-posted from Fstoppers
[by Andy Day]

As Instagram evolves, copyright violations don’t seem to be an issue for this social media giant. More images mean more views which mean more ad revenue, and there is zero incentive for Instagram to take any serious action against reposters, lost as it is in this huge gray area of what constitutes a breach of intellectual property.

For extreme sports athletes and models, this constant resharing of imagery is a boon; For us photographers who want to publish our work while also retaining some control over it, it’s a nightmare.

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