Facebook’s recent big buy Instagram is on the target with class-action lawsuit, alleging breach of contract over rights of user photos. The lawsuit filed by law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk on behalf of Lucy Funes and other alleging breach of contract violations, reports Reuters. The lawsuit was the first for Instagram and was filed in San Francisco in US District Court.
The lawsuit states that “Instagram declares that ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law and if you don’t like it, you can’t stop us.” While if we go on Systrom blog post explaining the facts and figures, he believes, “We don’t own your photos — you do.”
Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.