"Court Rules Photographer Gave Up Exclusive Licensing Rights by Posting on Instagram"

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Dan Marchant Veteran Member • Posts: 3,275
Re: Silly approach, or am I missing something?

NAwlins Contrarian wrote:

It is no different than, for example, Facebook's download button. It allows me to download my own photos but it also allows others to do the same. The fact that you are able to make a copy of someone's photo doesn't it is legal to do so.

My point is, maybe the big services that host the content should not offer tools to facilitate taking content in ways that is illegal and/or violates the terms of service.

But it's not illegal and doesn't violate the terms of service. It is perfectly legal for me to download my photos from FB and the ToS make clear that if you don't have the rights you shouldn't do so.

Reality is that even without these features it is possible to do all this stuff anyway. It is just the nature of the Internet.

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