If you've been paying attention to photo news this week you know that concert photographer, Rohan Anderson, was in a little bit of a internet-war with the band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus after they "borrowed" an image for a social media post without credit or compensation. Now it looks like another group is jumping on the bandwagon.
One of Three Days Grace's
tour manager band assistants, Shawn Hamm (far less cool than his brother, John) took to Twitter today with a message for concert photographers:
Shawn's tirade continues over on his Facebook page:
The advice he directs to his fellow musicians is particularly disconcerting:
ATTN: ALL BANDS make sure nowadays you make all photographers you approve sign a waver stating you can use the photos of YOURSELF however you want before you approve them to shoot YOUR SHOW!
Below are is a copy of the post that started this whole mess as well as the conversation between the photographer and the band from PetaPixel.
After the photographer contacted the band about his image he received the following reply:
The band would later publicly respond:
"We believe ALL forms of art should be FREE!"
Before amending the post to:
"We believe most forms of DIGITAL art should be free!"
This certainly isn't the first time we've seen people take photos without permission, compensation, or attribution, but the trend in feeling justified doing so seems to be.