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Class-Action Lawsuit Goes After Instagram Terms of Service Changes 59

Posted by timothy
from the for-users-read-lawyers dept.
New submitter Alex Belits writes "Users of the Instagram image sharing service owned by Facebook filed a class action against Facebook for the recent change in Terms of Service." The changes that were supposed to take effect on January 16, 2013 declared for Facebook an unlimited right to use and license users' photos, added an arbitration requirement for legal disputes, and more. Guess the lawyers involved here weren't impressed enough by Facebook's hasty back-pedaling on this front; the company did explicitly disclaim ownership interest in the uploaded photos after a wave of complaints, but left in place certain other clauses in the new terms.
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Class-Action Lawsuit Goes After Instagram Terms of Service Changes

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  • annoys (Score:3, Funny)

    by sacrilicious (316896) on Tuesday December 25, 2012 @10:09AM (#42387173) Homepage
    From the article:

    "We believe this complaint is without merit and we will fight it vigorously," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in an e-mail.

    So this guy's name is "A. Noyes". I find that fitting somehow.

    (I usually don't go for the ad hominem humor, but can't help myself in this case, sorry)

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