A frightening piece of legislation from Britain.
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now
Here is a tidbit:
The Act contains changes to UK copyright law which permit the commercial exploitation of images where information identifying the owner is missing, so-called “orphan works”, by placing the work into what’s known as “extended collective licensing” schemes. Since most digital images on the internet today are orphans – the metadata is missing or has been stripped by a large organisation – millions of photographs and illustrations are swept into such schemes.
Yep! Everyone of those sharing sites like Facebook, Instagram, and others where you just clicked Yes to the Terms and Conditions is now free to exploit what they just boiler plated previously.
“you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels, except Content not shared publicly (“private”) will not be distributed outside the Instagram Services.”
I have written about this before,
Instagram’s TOS – Facebook Beacon 2.0
“2.3 For content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos and videos), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of (“use”) any content you post on or in connection with Facebook. This license ends when you delete your content or your account.”
Facebook Proposed Statement of Rights & Responsibilities, bullshit walks Take 2
Social Network Slavery YouTube hands Viacom the whip
Now it just remains to see how quickly the Social Media sites open up British offices to drive your property through this.