This should give me some blog hits 🙂
The Britney Spears Circus is coming to Scandinavia soon, and with it comes a propostorous contract for all photographers to sign before shooting it.
According to this article in danish newspaper Politiken, Britney Spears management demands from all press photographers a signature on a deal that ensures
1) The popstar assumes copyright on the photos, and the right to decide where and when they are published.
2) The photographers may not use the photos after 30 days from the concert. No archive.
3) No photos must be sold on to third party.
4) Pictures that Britney Spears or the event management finds inappropriate can not be published.
The chief of photography on the newspaper Politiken finds it really unreasonable that, while they are not allowed to even archive the photos, Britney can use any of the best shots for ads and merchandise, like t-shirts and coffee mugs…
The answer from pretty much the collective danish and swedish press and news agencies has been that they will not show up to the event unless this contract is scrapped. Nor will they use archive photos to cover the event.