British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

Europe for Creators press release – 25 April, 2019. Now that the EU copyright directive has been adopted by the European Council on 15 April 2019, it’s time for Member States to begin transposing it into national law. They each have two years to do so starting from the day in which the Directive is…

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Shutterstock press release – 23 April, 2019. Shutterstock will remain key distributor of AP images in the US, UK and Ireland. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), ​a leading global technology company offering high-quality content, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced the renewal of its agreement with The Associated Press (AP) to distribute AP’s…

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British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

News from the BCC Council – 18 April, 2019. – Milestone Day for Copyright in the EU – The EU copyright directive was adopted on Monday 15 April by the European Council, completing its final stage of approval after two-and-a-half years of debate and negotiation – and much hard work, including by many BCC members.…

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Getty Images press release – 11 April, 2019. The World Press Photo Foundation has awarded Getty Images Special Correspondent and Senior Photographer John Moore with the prestigious honor of Photo of the Year for his image of a Honduran girl crying while her mother is detained by U.S. Border Patrol. Moore has been covering the…

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FOCAL International press release – 12 April, 2019 The FOCAL International Awards, now in its 16th year, celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms, plus archive restoration & preservation. Come and join us for another fabulous evening to celebrate the leading and most complete set of…

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BAPLA have partnered with Robert Lands, Partner, Head of IP & Commercial at Howard Kennedy LLP to deliver a talk on copyright. Robert specialises in intellectual property (advisory, commercial and contentious) and related information technology and media work including data protection (data privacy), freedom of information, advertising and sales promotion. Robert advises on copyright, design…

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Two studies from IMGembed and Copytrack show that of the 3 billion images shared on the internet daily, around 85 percent are used without a valid license. Even many affected artists, photographers, publishers and photo agencies are unaware of the extent of illegal image usage, with an estimated 2.5 billion images being unlawfully distributed every…

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Capture Ltd press release – 8 April 2019. In exciting news, the Royal Armouries, keeper of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour, recently launched their new online image library, utilising new Capture WEBSITE 3 front-end technology. Adam Lumb, Head of Commercial Development and IP at the Royal Armouries, notes: “Some of the most…

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Imperial War Museums press release – 3 April, 2019. Over 2000 titles, including the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949 and colour footage of a divided Berlin, are now available for licensing. Following an extensive digitisation project commissioned by NATO, over 2000 titles of official footage are now available for licensing…

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Royal Armouries press release – 1 April, 2019. The Royal Armouries, keeper of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour, has launched a new online image library of over 20,000 high resolution images relating to arms, armour and artillery, dating from ancient times to the present day. The new online platform will allow users…

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