Pretty much sums up what I don't like about Instagram and why I don't use it.
There are many legalese options that could cover their butt without the language that seizes copyright. With corporations it usually boils down to what they can get away with, not what's fair or right.
With professional photographers struggling to make much money from their stock pictures, I find it hard to believe that Instagram could make anything from Instagram type oversaturated, filterered snapshots of nothingness.
And no, I don't own a smart phone myself.
and, no, I do not believe that the technology has necessarily caused the behaviour. In other words, I still believe that one can own and use a given technology without the technology displacing one's culture. I think it possible to own and use a smartphone without letting it get in the way of normal human face-to-face interaction. Unfortunately, possession of a smartphone, for many, separates them from their humanity. I see high school kids walking to school in a group...none of them are talkingt to one another nor even looking at each other...they're all staring down at the little smartphone..texting (maybe even texting each other), or doing whatever they do...same thing happened the other night at the jazz lounge...a bunch of adults all sitting together but, all intently interacting with the technology instead of with one another...