Major Irish newspaper boycotts Taylor Swift photos over restrictive contract ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

"At least one major newspaper is taking a stand against Taylor Swift’s concert photography contract, which has generated quite a bit of discussion in recent days over its ‘restrictive’ and ‘unfair’ terms. The Irish Times, Ireland’s second most popular newspaper, explained today that it chose to leave out photos entirely rather than sign Swift’s contract.

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“'The terms and conditions of the contract are exceedingly restrictive and just not feasible for a working newspaper and website,' says Irish Times deputy picture editor Brenda Fitzsimons. 'The photographs may be used on a one-time-only basis and by signing her contract we grant Swift perpetual, worldwide right to use the published photographs in any way she sees fit.'"

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