Janet Jackson's resolve is "Unbreakable" when it comes to copyright issues.
Reports have recently surfaced as regards Instagram videos and accounts that are being deleted for non-compliance with copyright rules. These videos and accounts happen to contain footage of Jackson's performance in her current "Unbreakable" tour.
Instagram sent out emails to account holders stating that their uploads have violated copyrights. Jackson performs songs that are licensed to her self-owned music label, Rhythm Nation Records, which recently partnered with BMG Rights Management. This goes without saying that she owns the rights to her music and gets first dibs on whether or not (or where) it can be distributed.
Fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts on losing even non-Janet Jackson content on their profiles.
Snap out of the -80's Miss Jackson. It's a different century now and social media rules. Get use to it. https://t.co/b2DJcNjD1V
— Barber Pete (@MrBarberPete) October 21, 2015
Apparently Janet Jackson is in control of Instagram and angers fans #mediamicromanagement https://t.co/QbFxvxr8Ov via @TMZ cc: @KurtWearsRed — Traci Oshiro (@TreTre0) October 21, 2015
Why are you doing this to your fans, @JanetJackson??? Just a warning & video deletion would've sufficed. Why delete our @instagram accts? — yui (@whyyoueye) October 17, 2015
Here are several more tweets about the 49-year-old singer's alleged control over Instagram:
Instagram really deleted all of my Janet Jackson videos I'm too outdone — Manda Panda (@AmandaFlorent) October 5, 2015
So apparently lots of people are having their @instagram accounts deleted for posting from the @JanetJackson concert. Shame. #boycottJanet — Silvio (@silviOMFG) October 15, 2015
An Instagram spokesperson gave an update and stated that only "repeat infringers" would have their Instagram account subject to deletion. A bug was responsible for accounts getting unnecessarily deleted, but that Instagram was in the process of restoring accounts that were affected.
North America is the first continent to be lined up for the multiple Grammy Award winner's "Unbreakable World Tour." The tour is meant to tie-in with the release of her upcoming album, due out this Fall. The first leg kicked off on Aug. 31 in Vancouver, BC, while the last show is set for Nov. 12 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Additional worldwide concerts will be announced at a later date.