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Taylor Swift backs down in row with photographers over photo rights from her world tour

Bethan McKernan

Published 22/07/2015 | 11:33

Singer Taylor Swift
Singer Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may be all up in your timeline over a non-bust up with Nicki Minaj, but the real reason she should be in the news today is because she's just admitted her policy for photographers is wrong.

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Poynter reports that the singer met with representatives from news and photography organisations to negotiate a new contract for pictures from her 1989 world tour.

A girl recently diagnosed with cancer has received a generous donation thought to be from singer Taylor Swift
A girl recently diagnosed with cancer has received a generous donation thought to be from singer Taylor Swift
Singer Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Swift was criticised last month for the restrictions her team had imposed on photographers' work which let them remove images from photojournalists' cameras and did not allow reuse of images taken at her concerts.

A photographer who worked with her pointed out Swift's hypocrisy last month in asking Apple to revise their terms and conditions to be fairer to artists when she herself imposes unfair restrictions for photojournalists, which led to the new agreement.

“After taking the time to hear our concerns regarding her world tour photography guidelines agreement, the news and professional associations and Taylor’s team are very pleased to have been able to work together for a revised agreement that is fair to everyone involved,” Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, said in a statement.

News of the new deal comes just three weeks after Taylor played two Dublin concerts.

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