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Copytrack cooperates with Photochain

Copytrack press release – 27 March, 2018. The Estonian Stock Provider Photchain will be the first Use Case of the Copytrack Blockchain. Berlin / Singapore, 27 March 2018. Copytrack, the image rights portal, plan their first cooperation shortly after the successful Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for their blockchain based Global Copyright Register. As part of…

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akg-images prize draw at Fotofringe 2018

akg-images illustrate the history of world culture through an iconographic collection which spans archaeology and history through to performing arts, fine arts and photography. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at Fotofringe 2018. Come talk to us at table H2/1 for a chance to win a canvas print. Choose from over 3…

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Happy 100th Birthday Frank Selby

Frank Selby, co-founder of Rex Features , viewing 100th birthday wishes....

Frank Selby, co-founder (with his wife, Elizabeth) in 1954 of the renowned picture agency Rex Features, turned one hundred on Friday, 12th January. The family celebrated this milestone birthday with a party near to Frank’s and Elizabeth’s home in north London, attended by over 100 close friends and relatives from around the world. Rex Features…

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BAPLA Annual General Meeting 2017

BAPLA AGM Thursday 16 November 2017 18:00 – 20:00 Getty Images Gallery 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX This is where you: Find out what your trade association has been doing for you over the last 12 months See what is going on and how you can get involved Vote on BAPLA’s new constitution (articles of association) Ask questions…

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How social media catches photographers in the value gap

BAPLA ValueGap Key Issues

We all love using social media to spread our message.  And that message is all the more powerful when it is visual. But if you’re a photographer or if you represent photographers, the social media platforms are not doing enough to protect your rights. This new infographic from BAPLA shows how social media platforms make…

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BAPLA Position on Freedom of Panorama

Who we are BAPLA, founded in 1975, is the UK trade association for picture libraries and agencies.  Members include the major news, stock and production agencies as well as sole traders and cultural heritage institutions. BAPLA members supply a substantial number of the images seen every day in print and digital media. Our members employ…

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BAPLA succeeds in growing visual artists’ share of UK collective licensing revenues

BAPLA press release. BAPLA welcomes the publication of a valuation of rights in content licensed by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and NLA media access (NLA) that increases visual artists’ share of distributed funds. The valuation process was undertaken by organisations representing publishers, authors, and visual artists, and the determination was made by the independent…

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First ever independent rights valuation published

Press release. The division between rightsholders of licensing revenues collected by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and NLA media access (NLA) has been independently determined for the first time ever in a valuation process. Organisations representing UK publishers, authors and visual artists appointed Mark Bezant of FTI Consulting to determine how revenues for copying text…

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A new CMO to improve and protect earnings

BAPLA press release. CHOICE – TRANSPARENCY – REWARD Overview – BAPLA members are a diverse group of picture libraries and agencies comprising of a majority of sole traders and small businesses, several cultural heritage organisations, and a handful of medium and large companies, representing image makers from across the globe and importantly the UK. –…

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