Consultation responses

  • Since it was established in 1975, BAPLA has striven to be a clear and representative voice for its members, both in the UK and Europe, on issues relating to the images sector, particularly in areas directly or indirectly impacting on members' business activities, such as copyright and related rights.

    You can find out more about BAPLA's core objectives here.

    Below is a chronology of many of the key consultation documents submitted by BAPLA's lobbying team over the past five years, with the most recent documents at the top.

    Copyright exceptions for quotation and parody

    Letter to Lord Clement Jones expressing concern over the broadening of the parody exception
    Letter to George Mudie MP on quotation and parody regulations arguing the draft regulations are unduly broad and ambiguous
    Letter to George Mudie MP expressing support of BCC letter outlining concerns regarding proposed Statutory Instruments and arguing images should be excluded from quotation exception

  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

    Letter to Dr Vince Cable focusing on the concerns about Extended Collective Licensing and orphan works
    Letter to the House of Lords including concerns about commercial use of orphan works, Extended Collective Licensing, exceptions overriding contracts, exceptions

  • 2012

    Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

    Second reading joint briefing paper to the House of Lords
    Letter to Dr Vince Cable regarding the ambiguity of Clause 57 of the Bill, which concerned penalties for infringements. The letter was sent on behalf of eleven organisations including BAPLA.
    Letters sent to: Baroness Bonham-Carter, Lord Black, Lord Boateng, Lord Clancarty, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Marland and Lord Stevenson, asking to examine the Bill in detail, specifically those clauses dealing with Orphan Work policy and Extended Collective Licensing.

  • PCC small claims track for evidence (consultation on the introduction of a new small claims track at the Patents County Court)

    BAPLA response to the IPO