Here's the latest from Nateva, granting the media open access and ownership of their work. Kudos to them for doing the right thing.
Member of the Press –
want to personally apologize for the Nateva media ‘rules’ that you
received from our Media Team yesterday. Unless you have spent some years
member of the Cuban or North Korean press corps, I expect that you found
‘rules’ nothing short of insulting. It is astounding to me that we
live in an age where everybody has some sort of a camera in their
we want to control where members of the media go, and what they shoot
their cameras. It almost seems as though we are offering our customers
with their cameras, than we are offering to the press.
We are juggling a
moving pieces as we get closer to the event next week, and this simply
me. Going forward there will be no release form for you to sign. We
members of the press that have been approved by our media team to attend
event, use their media pass as an onsite camping pass to camp in any of
customer approved camping areas. You will be camped in the order that
arrive like any other customer, with any other ticket. You may arrive
with any properly ticketed customer that is in your car with you at the
your arrival. When shooting from areas not accessible to the average
such as the security pit, you will be asked to follow the media
set forth by each individual artist regarding performance pictures.
you may come and go with your camera, taking any pictures that you
own all the pictures that you take and what you do with them is your
This is America. One of the things that defines us as a country is our
in the freedom of the press. As a member of the press it is your right
a good story, a bad story or no story at all. We appreciate you taking
to come out to cover our event and we will do everything possible to
experience a pleasant one for you and your guests.
We look forward to
in Maine next week!