It's crazy to begin with that a corporation can unilaterally declare that they have rights to your property, but it is extremely underhanded in the way they hide these terms in the small print so that no one realizes.
If they posted a huge sign saying "If you print your photos here, We own them" I'm sure they would see a decline in business, which they should.
Then again, some people probably don't care that Walmart can use their photos to make money without any compensation. I don't know. I wouldn't be comfortable with the arrangement myself.
I would love to be able to start a backlash similar to Instagram's that causes Walmart Canada to change their policy. Even though I don't use their service, I'm sure many people do and would like to know about this situation.
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edit on 4-2-2013 by TheComte because: (no reason given)