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Taylor Swift Fires Back At Photographer Who Criticized Her Apple Rant

Taylor Swift was able to change Apple’s ways when it came to paying artists on its streaming service, Apple Music, but now, the singer is facing another battle.

Freelance photographer Jason Sheldon called Taylor out in his own blog post for not adequately compensating the photographers who snap her photos on her tours.

Sheldon claims a freelance photographer can only use a photo of Taylor once for monetary gain. After that, Taylor owns the rights to the photo, and it can not be reprinted without her consent.

The photographer wrote,

How are you any different to Apple? If you don't like being exploited, that's great… make a huge statement about it, and you'll have my support.

But how about making sure you're not guilty of the very same tactic before you have a pop at someone else?

Sheldon continued his argument by saying,

Photographers need to earn a living as well. Like Apple, you can afford to pay for photographs so please stop forcing us to hand them over to you while you prevent us from publishing them more than once, ever.

However, Taylor is not one to remain quiet about things like this.

So, she had a spokesperson respond to Sheldon’s claims.

The spokesperson said,

The standard photography agreement has been misrepresented in that it clearly states that any photographer shooting The 1989 World Tour has the opportunity for further use of said photographs with management's approval.

Another distinct misrepresentation is the claim that the copyright of the photographs will be with anyone other than the photographer – this agreement does not transfer copyright away from the photographer.

Every artist has the right to and should protect the use of their name and likeness.

And there you have it. Taylor put the haters in their places once again. Game, set, match.

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Adam Pliskin is the Entertainment Writer for Elite Daily. He is a native New Yorker and a massive film and TV buff. Adam is also a graduate of Brown University who holds a degree in Modern Culture and Media. He will beat you at the movie game.
Adam Pliskin is the Entertainment Writer for Elite Daily. He is a native New Yorker and a massive film and TV buff. Adam is also a graduate of Brown University who holds a degree in Modern Culture and Media. He will beat you at the movie game.

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