2015FooFighters_EM__017140115The battle for image rights is getting tighter and tighter with the supergroups wielding their corporate power over photographers.

The latest flare up comes with the Foo Fighters who’se gig in Washington DC was to have been reviewed by the Washington Post who have pulled out of revieiwng the gig after they were told..

 

‘Below is the contract that Foo Fighters’ management company gave to our freelance photographer. If we signed it, we would have agreed to: the band approving the photos which run in the City Paper; only running the photos once and with only one article; and all copyrights would transfer to the band. Then, here’s the fun part, the band would have “the right to exploit all or a part of the Photos in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all configurations” without any approval or payment or consideration for the photographer.’

 

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  1. As opposed to Photographers right to exploit all or a part of the Photos in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all configurations” without any approval or payment or consideration for the band.’

    So the hard questions is “who owns the right to be the Foo Fighters, a photographer or the Foo FIghters”

    • No photographer will ever claim to be the Foo Fighters. The photographer will gladly give copyright permission for use of the images by the band if he receives a payment that will buy those rights. From now on, any band will struggle to find a decent photographer who will be willing to travel (often) many hundreds of miles, using equipment worth £15,000 .. and receive NOTHING in reward. Perhaps the band will do a free gig for the photographer in return? Same difference eh? No bloomin chance! :-( Get stuffed Foo Fighters ..

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