After the recent kerfuffle over Instagram’s terms of service, the powers that be went back to the drawing board and, in the meantime, reinstituted their previous terms about advertising that had not raised as many eyebrows.
Much like Pleasure Island in “Pinocchio,” Instagram is packed with fun features, all for free, and few who enjoy playtime give much thought to what’s in it for the purveyors of pleasure.
In the (unlikely) event that you aren’t familiar with the changes Instagram made, the salient points are covered here. The one that sparked the most concern was the provision allowing Instagram to use user content in advertising without compensating (or even notifying) the user. Instagram has since clarified that it does not claim ownership in user content. Currently, the terms read: