Reprinted with permission of the Association of Photographers (AOP)
Why should photographers and image-makers be concerned about the newly proposed Text and Data Mining exception?
- Up to this point, the UK’s copyright framework has arguably been among the most innovation-friendly and world-leading pieces of legislation protecting creators, with careful
Court awards damages of £2851.42 for a single infringing image on a website
In 2015 EPUK member and photographer Jonathan Webb won a particularly flagrant case that set a record multiplier for damages, and also held company directors personally liable despite the protections limited company status offers. Webb has now set a further precedent, achieving an award for time spent dealing with an infringement. Moreover, he obtained permission from the High Court to publish a transcript of the judgement.
As you may be aware, there are changes to DACS' Payback scheme that have been forced on photographers and DACS by the Copyright Licensing Agency.
Today Rex Features, a long established and, until recently, respected photo library has emailed all its contributors admitting that a number had been defrauded.
The untimely death last week of the award-wining sports photographer and all round good guy Mike King sent shock waves through the profession.