Photos of the structure are summarized as "Vessel media" that are no longer the right of their photographers or videographers
The Hudson Yards development has been the subject of much recent criticism, but it is a notice in its Terms & Conditions that has crossed the line for many of its visitors. Effective March 19th, one would find this warning article on the Vessel's website:
7. NOTICE OF FILMING OR RECORDING. I agree that all photographs, audio recordings, and video footage taken of me while at the Vessel, and any derivative works (“Recordings”), will be the sole property of Company. As the owner of the Recordings, Company has the unconditional, irrevocable right (exercisable by Company or by third parties on Company’s behalf) to reproduce, display and use the Recordings, including for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes, in all media and formats, whether now known or later developed. I further authorize Company to store the Recordings on a database and transfer the Recording to third parties in conjunction with security and marketing procedures undertaken by Company.
This one paragraph has caused outrage, as it is a commonly unheard-of warning presented by a a popular tourist attraction. In the following article, photos of the structure are summarized as "Vessel media" that are no longer the right of their photographers or videographers.