Keep your phones in your bag!
With half of BTS‘s PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE Los Angeles over as of the moment, HYBE has issued an official notice to warn fans against illegal filming for the remaining two days. On December 1, 2021, an official notice was issued through Weverse.
As many concert-goers have been enjoying the show and recording their favorite moments on their phones, issues have cropped up with concertgoers filming the show in HD. As many know, high quality filming equipment such as DSLR cameras are often banned from concerts. This is as HD content will usually be released officially by the company. HYBE has also prohibited use of handphones to record content from the concert. Handphones are still allowed to be brought in as a necessity, but other recording and filming devices will not be allowed.
“Hello. This is BigHit Music. During the concert for BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA, there have been actions which violated the artists’ portraiture rights and copyrights. All actions that violate BigHit Music and the artists’ portraiture rights and other copyrights are prohibited, such as taking photographs and videos, voice recordings and live streaming etc.
Other than handphones, other filming or recording devices are strictly not allowed to be brought in on site. In the case of violations of these rules, including filming on your phones, you may be asked to delete the footage and be forced to leave. Hence, we ask for everyone’s cooperation.
In the future, we will do our best to take care of our artists’ portraiture and copyrights.
It is important to respect the rules of a concert while enjoying yourself! With two more days of the concert left on December 1 and 2, hopefully fans will cooperate.
On the other hand, some fansites have already gotten into trouble at the concert, not with HYBE itself, but with other fans.