Just yesterday, we told you of how Janet Jackson’s legal team was apparently shaking down her fans over copyright issues because of the pictures they shared of her recent tour. Now, the singer is issuing an apology to her fans over the mishap.
After sharing pictures and video of her concerts, fans reported to have received a note from Instagram telling them “a third party reported that the content violates their copyright.”
What was worse was that some fans woke up to a full Instagram account deletion. Janet has clarified her standing on the video clips and hopes fans understand her need to only have shorter recordings on social media.
Hey you guys, I have been listening…
I love and appreciate my fans. I want you to know that I enjoy watching the short video clips of how you are Burning It Up at the Unbreakable shows. Please keep posting them.
My team is passionate about protecting the intellectual property we are creating for the tour and possible future projects. It was never their intention, acting on my behalf, to have social media accounts removed. Permitting the use of long clips does present a contractual problem for these projects. I hope you understand. I trust the fans will use their short recordings for their own memories and to share on their social media networks of choice.
I have asked my team to change their approach and allow you to engage socially with these videos.
I know I wouldn’t be here without the love I stand on.
Do you think she is taking things too far?
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