Taylor Swift's photo contract changed to be more photographer-friendly ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

"Taylor Swift’s concert photography contract recently came under fire for being overreaching and for threatening to destroy photographers’ equipment, leading some publications to boycott the contract and obtain photos by other means.

"It looks like change has resulted from the controversy: Taylor Swift’s concert photo agreement has been revised to address concerns that were raised and to be friendlier toward photographers.

"The effort was led by Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel of the National Press Photographer’s Association, who helped draft a new credential agreement. The new document is designed to address photographers’ and publishers’ concerns while still being satisfactory to Swift’s representatives."

Read the updated contract, as well as additional commentaries, here.