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Queen of copyright Taylor Swift and her army of lawyers crafted one hell of a photography contract, which applies to those who subject themselves to professionally capturing her concerts on camera. The contract, which was closely observed by Gawker, involves a "Designated Area," and a "Designated Time." The icing on the cake, though, is in the clause where fan-loving Aunt Becky gives herself permission to destroy your camera and destroy you. Read on:
If you fail to fully comply with this Authorization, authorized agents of FEI, the Artist, or the Related Entities may confiscate and/or destroy the technology or devices that contain the master files of the Photographs and other images, including, but not limited to, cell phones and memory cards, and the Photographs and any other images; and eject you from the venue.
In plain English, Taylor can smash your camera, cell phone, and memory card. She can also crush you personally and physically. T.Swift has her ways.