It seems like the employees working at Facebook have sure had a hard time getting things right lately. They were first heavily criticized when a huge deal was made about Facebook going public, which made its initial price a lot higher than it should have been. This resulted in a lot of people losing a lot of money. Then, Facebook messed with the privacy settings again, which freaked many users into believing that their profiles could be accessed by anyone and everyone. As if messing up their parent social-networking site was not enough, the decided to buy Instagram, the famous photo-sharing-based site.
Facebook learned how upset their users were on Instagram, and this resulted in them taking back the policy change, which was slated to go into effect on January 1, 2013. However, it might have been too little, too late as it appears one user, at least, has filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco Federal Court. It has not been announced how much the suit being filed is asking for, but we do know that this could quickly evolve into a class-action suit for any user who wants a piece of the pie.
Instagram’s new policy was a perfect example of why we should always read through contracts regardless of how long they are. Imagine how irritated you would have been if you had spent hours constructing a piece for others to enjoy, only to discover it was literally stolen by a corporation.