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Instagram vs. it’s Users, the Class Action Lawsuit

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The photo editing and sharing platform has been in the news since last week, when their terms of service were revised, stating that they could observe their right to sell users’ photos without discretion or compensation. Now, after outrage and shortly thereafter reversing the changes, the first class action civil lawsuit has been filed against Instagram.

The open backlash from users, including famous ones, impelled founder and CEO Kevin Systrom to change his company’s terms of service back to their original state.

Lucy Funes of California filed the lawsuit against the software company; a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California: Lucy Funes, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated vs. Instagram Inc., 12-cv-6482.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Finkelstein & Krinsk, who says that although users who disagree with Instagram’s terms of service having the ability to delete their account, it does not guarantee that their previous contributions to the network to be safe from the new policies.

Instagram was bought out by Facebook earlier this year for $715 million.

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