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Does the Internet own us now? A look at what Instagram's policy kerfuffle means for artists

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Bay Area artist Zio Ziegler shares his murals (like this one) on Instagram -- is he concerned that the site owns his images?
PHOTO BY ZIO ZIEGLER

"I'll keep using the site," says Ziegler. "But I'm for sure going to upload more selfies, and pick all the wrong filters. Try monetizing that." It's pretty good advice — reserve your truly killer shots for paying customers (or Flickr's new app — that site has always allowed users to choose their own rules on how photos can be shared.) The Internet age has made it necessary for us to balance our desire for more followers and fans with our desire to maintain control over the content to which we're attracting them.

So, all Kelvin everything! Instagram humor. I guess I'm not breaking up with the site yet either.

 

Comments

The court will have to sort out what is legal possession of a person's image and what is not legal possession of a person's image... and when that image is being used/hijacked for unintended purposes... I seem to recall a case in recent years where a couple's image was being used for advertising a store on a billboard, and the couple sued for mis-appropriate use of their image... and they won... Just because a person's image is in your memory card, doesn't mean you own it...

Posted by StevenTorrey on Jan. 02, 2013 @ 11:40 am

I can't say I trust instagram or facebook anymore... they've had too many kerfuffles for my liking. I've already dropped instagram and I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on facebook.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 02, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

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