Following a successful lobbying campaign by many professional photographic organisations against Clause 43 last week, the EPUK (Editorial Photographers UK) asks why BAPLA (British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies) were so reluctant to support the removal of the orphan works policy and extended collective licensing from the Digital Economy Bill.
“When BAPLA wrote to the Government regarding the controversial Clause 43 of the Digital Economy Bill the association claimed to be speaking on behalf of a united photographic industry. It wasn’t. BAPLA ignored thousands of photographers lobbying to stop the clause. In an open letter to BAPLA, EPUK asks ‘Why?’ “ [Read More]