Taylor Swift has revised the photography contract of her ongoing 1989 tour following several complaints from photographers covering her shows. In question were the restrictive measures implemented by the singer and her representatives, which led to this open letter by photographer Jason Sheldon who called the contract a "complete rights grab," accusing Swift of hypocrisy for imposing such rules at the same time she was criticising Apple Music for not paying artists for the 3-month free trial.

The new contract was negotiated between Swift's representatives and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Photographers will now be able to use their shots (forbidden in the previous agreement) and that it "does NOT transfer copyright away from you, the photographer or publication." It also removes the clause that allowed the singer's representatives to destroy images and/or equipment if the terms were breached.

"After taking the time to hear our concerns regarding her world tour photography guidelines agreement, the news and professional associations and Taylor’s team are very pleased to have been able to work together for a revised agreement that is fair to everyone involved," explains general counsel for the NPPA Mickey Osterreicher.

Taylor Swift is currently playing the second North American leg of her 1989 tour.