Taylor Swift has proven herself to be a pretty powerful agent of change (just ask Apple), and now the “1989” singer is showing that she’s capable of rethinking her own stances as well.
Swift has chosen to revise the photography policy for her 1989 World Tour, after hearing the concerns of the National Press Photographers Association.
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the organization, said that the singer “should be commended” for her willingness to amend her policy, adding that the new agreement is “fair to everyone involved.”
“‘Ms. Swift should be commended for showing by example her concern not only for the rights of musicians but for the rights of the photographers and organizations that cover her concerts. 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,” Osterreicher said in a statment Tuesday.
Swift had been criticized by at least one photographer who claimed that they were only allowed to use images shot at the singer’s concerts only once, and only for the purpose of coverage of that particular show. Swift and her company, Firefly Entertainment, were also accused of reserving the right to use concert photographers’ work for publicity or non-commercial purposes.
The new agreement states that photographs taken at the concerts can only be used for news and information or editorial purposes, and that they can’t be used for commercial purposes without prior written permission.
Photographers will also be allowed to use credited photos used from the publication on their websites and in their portfolios.
A representative for Swift has not yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment.