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‘We’re being screwed’: photographers and designers vent over ‘stolen’ images

How’s this for frustrating: you’re an Australian graphic designer and you find your work used without permission on a billboard to advertise an art exhibition in China.

This is what happened to graphic designer Karena Colquhoun – and she’s not alone in feeling robbed.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/were-being-screwed-photographers-and-designers-vent-over-stolen-images-20130118-2cx6x.html#ixzz2IKfXjeTr

‘We’re being screwed’: photographers and designers vent over ‘stolen’ images.

Instagram moves into damage control as users threaten exodus

Under new terms of service, which come into effect on January 16, users grant the company a ”non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide licence to use the content that you post on or through the service”.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/instagram-moves-into-damage-control-as-users-threaten-exodus-20121219-2bncu.html#ixzz2Fa8E6Hk3

Instagram moves into damage control as users threaten exodus.