Following outcry from fans about footage of Janet Jackson’s current tour being removed from their Instagram accounts, Ms Jackson (if you’re nasty) has spoken out about why she is insisting on having longer clips of her live shows taken down.
Whilst some fans have received emails telling them that “a third party reported that the content violates their copyright” others have experienced having their social media accounts either suspended or deleted as a result of sharing footage of Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ tour.
Writing on Twitter, the second most famous Jackson encouraged fans to keep sharing “short clips” but went on to explain:
“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 trust the fans will use their short clips for their own memories and to share on their social media networks of choice.”
Going forward, Janet has asked her team to “change their approach and allow you to engage socially with these videos.”
No clips – long or short – will be posted online for the time being as Janet Jackson had to postpone her shows this weekend in order to rest her vocal chords.