In a remarkable change to Instagram’s terms of use, they have announced that beginning January 16, 2013 they can sell your pictures.

“A business or other entity may pay Instagram (now owned by Facebook) in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you."

Possibly even more disturbing, they claim the right to sell your children’s pictures:  "If you are under the age of eighteen .... you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision."

Don’t be surprised if this does not catch the attention of lawmakers.  This is the classic kind of overstepping that company’s do, which causes people to complain to their Congressperson, which in turn causes them to pass some laws that make social media firms unhappy.

UPDATE:  On December 19, 2012 Facebook, owners of Instagram, announced that they would reverse their policy.  They plan on removing language that sparked a revolt in the social media stratosphere.  Do you think this will hurt Instagram?  We shall see.