Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Janes Addiction come up with workaround for photographers stealing their soul

Janes Addiction are delighted to have photographers come up and take pictures of their shows.

Oh, providing they sign paperwork passing all copyright in any pictures they might take straight to the band.

Which kind of misses the point about professional photographers, don't you think?


Anonymous said...

It just goes to show how little people in the industry understand the purpose and intent of copyright. As musicians you would have thought that they would be able to see that it is supposed to protect the artist not the subject. It's pretty much like saying that you should own the copyright on a song if it is about you.

It's even funnier coming from a band most famous for a song about stolen things belonging to you if you get away with it.

Olive said...

Let's say it again, very slowly and very clearly. Are you listening, National Portrait Gallery? Copyright Law exists to protect the person who creates the work. in this case, the photographer. Regardless of this, as anonymous points out, it's nothing short of pitiful that Jane's Addiction don't realise this.

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