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Instagram Unveils New User Agreement

90.3 WBHM More than 100 million people use the photo sharing website Instagram. Maybe you do. But did you know that Instagram can use your photos in lots of ways that you might not have even considered? If you logged on this week you likely noticed a message indicating there’s a new Terms of Use Agreement, and critics say it is over-reaching. It has the standards elements ("no porn”, “you must be 13 to use Instagram”), but there's more. WBHM’s Tanya Ott invited Samford University law professor Woodrow Hartzog to give us the full picture.

UPDATE: Since the original release and the time of this interview, Instagram has offered a clarification that suggests some softening on its stance. Learn more about that clarification on NPR's All Tech Considered.

~ Tanya Ott, December 18, 2012