Marketers & IP folk – I need your take on the third party use of Instagram photos.
As I’m sure you know (and if you don’t… hey!) we do a Photo of the Week series on the CheapEats blogs (Toronto / Ottawa) which we’ve been running using our Flickr Groups (Toronto / Ottawa and very soon Vancouver / Montreal ) I’d to expand the submission options to Instagram, a la Gastropost who allows people to submit photos for their weekly challenge simply by tagging them in Instagram.
But here’s my question:
is tagging enough to give permission for reuse? I.e. if the image is tagged #CheapEats or something a bit more esoteric, is that sufficient “permission” for us to reuse and repost the image on our sites?
We’ve been noodling this question with no clear answer since Instagram launched. But Gastropost provides a clear example of using tagging as “permission” across multiple social platforms. And is using it as sufficient to repost onto their site and in the print version of the paper, but I’m paranoid.
[In the meantime, here’s one of my Instagram shots of Zane and Mark]