Taylor Swift aka Firefly Ent., has implemented a very strict contract stipulation for photographers who capture the pop star while she performs on the 1989 tour.
Among other things, the contact, that photographers MUST sign before being allowed to shoot Swift, says Firefly reserves the right to destroy the “technology and/or devices that contain the master files of the Photographs.”
Here’s the paragraph in question:
“[Firefly Entertainment, Inc., the Artist or the Related Entities may confiscate and/or destroy the technology or devices that contain the master files of the Photographs…” While it’s hard to image a court upholding that kind of contractual language, the threat is still in there. The “rights grab” is one thing, but this may be outright illegal.
Here’s the full contract. Click to enlarge.