What we do


OUR VISION

To be a clear and representative voice for the United Kingdom image licensing industry. 

WHO WE REPRESENT

BAPLA represents image licensors. Founded in 1975, BAPLA is the UK trade association for picture libraries and agencies, now incorporating a broad and diverse membership, including: sole traders; major stock, production and news agencies; SMEs; cultural heritage industries and technology companies. A substantial percentage of images seen every day in print and digital media is supplied by BAPLA members.

OUR CORE OBJECTIVES

SUPPORT

-        Represent members of all sizes and types

-        Support best practice amongst members in their business dealings

-        Encourage developments that assist members to connect with new and existing markets

INFORM

-        Inform picture buyers and the creative industry about our members' collections, products and services

-        Provide members with relevant business information

-        Engage with members and the creative community to share and extend industry knowledge

PROTECT

-        Lobby at a national and international level to protect members' interests

-        Promote strong, fair and effective copyright and IP rights

-        Work with other organisations in the creative industry that share our objectives


BAPLA is a member of the Alliance for IPThe British Copyright CouncilThe Creative Industries Federation and The Creator's Rights Alliance.  We are a founding member of CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage) and maintain close ties with the DMLA (Digital Media Licensing Association).