Unfortunately, the promise does little to address the underlying issue of intellectual property ownership and the exploitation of user data across all social media. Here's what Mr. Systrom promised:
Instagram, the popular photo-posting site, was acquired for $1 billion dollars by Facebook in April 2012, and now throngs of users believe their new, updated user policy is an intrusive land-grab of valuable intellectual property rights. Instagram has pledged to remove offensive language, but the trust users have placed in the social media super-power are shaken nonetheless. Unfortunately, Instagram’s move is nothing new in the world of social media.
Dan Rogers is a practicing attorney within the video game and digital media industries. He’s also the author of several articles on the video game industry, technology, and digital law.