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Dear Solicitor. Can you tell us about chromatic aberation ?

Here at EPUK Towers, when trawling through our inbox through all the emails telling us to get bigger penises or CHEAP VAIGGRA! we occasionally come across something not sent by our ex-wife. Like the email we got this week from a firm of solicitors in a respectable country town in the South of England.

What had we done to deserve this honour ? Were Paul Gascoigne’s solicitors finally on to us for insinuating he knew the Jedi Mind Trick (see EWN no 15) ?

Sadly not. “Dear EPUK”, it read. “Could you tell us the rights of a freelance photographer in relation to the copyright of his images ? Yours, A Solicitor who charges £100 an hour long meeting”. (Name changed to protect the guilty).

So we were wrong. For year, we had thought the least copyright savvy lawyers were the bunch Scotsman Publications hired during their dispute. (Clue, boys – “copyright” is one word, not two, and it doesn’t have a “w” in it). But Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new winner.

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