BAPLA New Membership for Freelancers Launched

BAPLA are thrilled to introduce our new membership for all freelancers. Open to Freelance Picture Editors, Picture Researchers, Picture Buyers and other similar roles working within licensing, syndication and picture library industries. Over the years we have had numerous requests from freelancer Picture Researchers and Buyers to launch a membership that would allow individuals to…

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Article from The Photo Collective

Using a Picture Researcher to curate an image collection by Sophie Basilevitch/ The Photo Collective What is Image Curation? Why are images so important in today’s world? With the expertise of a professional Picture Researcher, it’s possible to find and use images that have impact, fit the message of your brand or website and even…

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BAPLA Open Letter to Future Publishing Ltd and NewsUK in reference to unfair contracts

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

Over the last few months, we have received reports from members about unfair contract terms they, and their contributing photographers, have been issued with by two major publishers – Future Publishing Ltd and NewsUK. These new contracts, and the inability to negotiate fair terms, have caused significant and undue pressure on both our members and…

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Working from home tips

Many individuals and companies are rapidly getting used to home-working.  Here a few tips to help you adapt.  Stay connected: It’s extra important for managers to keep their staff informed, both on day-to-day issues and long-term outlooks, and to find out how staff are getting on. Check in regularly and share as much as you…

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IPO resource: Copyright and GDPR for photographers

The IPO has published a simple blog post on the GDPR and copyright for photographers, with links to the Information Commissioner’s Official website for further information. Note that it doesn’t cover more in-depth queries relating to GDPR and photographs, including the Journalism Exemption. BAPLA members who have questions about the use of GDPR in relation…

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BAPLA Drink and Draw Social

Two pencils and scribbles

BAPLA members are invited to an evening of social sketching and drinks on Thursday 4 July at the Round Table pub in Covent Garden. There will be a tutor who will help you explore your (perhaps a bit rusty!) drawing skills with fun, informative & social challenges. You don’t need to be ‘good’ at drawing…

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What next for the Digital Single Market?

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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EU Copyright Directive passed

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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EU Copyright Directive – Deal or No Deal

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

Deal or No Deal – This is a crucial time for the copyright directive with approval from the Council, Commission and Parliament needed by the end of next week in order to be ratified by April. If an agreement isn’t reached that supports creative rightsholders, then this is the last time the UK will have…

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BAPLA confirms its support of Article 13 to ensure protection for photographers and visual artists

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies

As discussions over the EU Copyright Directive continue, BAPLA (the British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies) wishes to reiterate the importance of Article 13 to photographers and their representatives, who are uniquely vulnerable within an eco-system dominated by content sharing platforms. Many rights holders experience a “value gap” online where they receive only a…

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