Several fans claim to have received emails accusing them of copyright infringement
Janet Jackson fans claim that they’ve been forced to remove brief live videos of the singer’s current US tour due to copyright infringement.
As The Guardian reports, many fans are said to have received an email stating that “a third party reported that the content violates their copyright”, others allege that their accounts have been suspended as a result.
One fan, who spoke to The New York Post, claims to have received “five e-mails from Instagram . . . about the five videos I had posted”, adding: “It seems like Miss Jackson’s [legal] team is on fire. What a shame they don’t understand the times we live in.”
Other fans have claimed to have photos from shows removed.
Jackson has previously shown a strict view on copyright infringement, with producer Seven Aurelius claiming that the singer’s team prevented him from posting unreleased song they recorded together in 2003 to Soundcloud.
Despite the new complaints, The New York Post reports of Instagram claiming the removals were due to a “bug” and were not intentional.
Representatives of the singer have not yet responded to the claims.
Janet Jackson’s upcoming album ‘Unbreakable’, the singer’s 11th studio album and her first since 2008’s ‘Discipline’, will be released on October 2.
Jackson recently announced details of four UK arena dates to take place in March and April 2016. Jackson will make her UK live return with gigs in Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester next year.
Janet Jackson will play the following live dates:
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (March 30)
London, O2 Arena (March 31)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (April 4)
Manchester, Arena (April 5)