If you’re one of those people who will spend an entire concert filming it from your iPhone, just be sure NOT to post clips of Janet Jackson on Instagram!
Several of Janet’s loyal fans got the shock of their lives recently when their Instagram Accounts were suspended after they posted a few 15 second clips from her ‘Unbreakable’ tour.
Turns out, Janet isn’t too keen on the clips being distributed online and she’s been filing ‘copyright violation’ notices to keep ‘CONTROL’ of the clips.
[Sidebar: Janet is being real PETTY… ]
According to TMZ, several Instagram accounts have had their content deleted due to posting short clips of Janet Jackson in concert.
warning: keep it off Instagram or there will be hell to pay, as in … your content being deleted out from under your nose.
Several Janet fans are claiming their IG accounts were completely taken off the grid without warning after they posted video from one of JJ’s “Unbreakable” tour stops.
IG sent out an email to the account holder saying their uploads violated copyrights. Since the copyright on Janet’s music would belong to her and/or her label … it seems like her camp is behind the crackdown.
Some Janet fans aren’t taking it well, since they’re also losing non-Janet content. As one put it … “Definitely boycotting Janet Jackson in concert & Instagram until this is resolved.”
While some may be able to regain access to their account, others received the dreaded message that their account had been PERMANENTLY deleted.
So far, Janet’s label, BMG, and Instagram have not responded to inquiries about the situation but it would seem with those high azzz ticket prices, patrons could ‘share’ what they like (within reason).
I don’t think 15 seconds is too much to ask for! Unless Janet’s performances suck and they want to keep it under wraps to protect future ticket sales. In that case, I fully understand.
Are you surprised that Janet’s ‘team’ is riding so hard on Instagram shares??
**UPDATE 10/21/15 8:20pm**: Janet has changed her mind! Fans are now free to share short clips online without fear of losing their accounts. CLICK HERE to read her open letter to fans…
Photos via Instagram