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5 Excuses That Won’t “Cut It” For Using Instagram Other’s Photos

Photographers are beginning to fight back against the use of their photos without payment. As much as photographers love sharing pictures, it doesn’t pay the bills.

“We’re Just Trying To Help You”

5 Excuses That Won’t “Cut It” For Using Instagram Other’s Photos

Some businesses who use others Instagram pics without paying say it’s in the best interest of whoever is in the photo. Companies may feel that it brings exposure. Those in the photo counter that if businesses want to support them, pay them.


“We Can’t Afford It”

5 Excuses That Won’t “Cut It” For Using Instagram Other’s Photos

A very small business may fear it can’t afford to pay for the photo. But, with pictures as cheap as $25, it’s an unacceptable excuse.


“I Had No Idea It Was Your Photo”

5 Excuses That Won’t “Cut It” For Using Instagram Other’s Photos


“We Don’t Pay For Instagram Photos”

5 Excuses That Won’t “Cut It” For Using Instagram Other’s Photos

Instagram is no longer a novelty. In 2017, it reached over 800 million monthly active users.


“Go Extort Someone Else”

5 Excuses That Won’t “Cut It” For Using Instagram Other’s Photos

There is a difference between extortion and intellectual property. Someone worked to get that photo, edit it, and post it.  That costs money, time, and effort.

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