It was the big news of the week; Instagram changes their Terms of Service and everyone cries in an uproar! They even responded after the fact, clarifying they would not sell off your pics. Basically, Instagram would sell off your photos for a promotion or marketing plan which would generate $0 in revenue to the user actually responsible for the pic. Even after Instagram’s CEO retracted the clause, popular artists’ accounts and major accounts such as National Geographic shut down their accounts. The first, of many?, has come forward with a class action lawsuit. Jump to hear her case against Instagram.
Lucy Funes, a California Instagram user, claimed a breach of contract, among other claims on behalf of herself and others similarly affected; despite the retracted clause. “We believe this complaint is without merit and we will fight it vigorously.” said Andrew Noyes, Facebook spokesman. “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 reads. This could be the first of many class action lawsuits Instagram may face. Below is an example of what they could do to use your pics in a marketing/promotion deal.