BAPLA will deliver a programme of monthly online events throughout 2021. We’ll be focusing on topics hugely relevant to the image-licensing sector, especially licensing, marketing, trading in different markets, and copyright. Additionally, we’re planning to host an online networking event in October.

Events will be free of charge to BAPLA members, with flexible fees for non-members.

BAPLA has built a great reputation as an events organiser for the picture industry over the years, with events such as the 1-day FOCUS conference established in 2014, and workshops on copyright and technology trends. Last year we moved our programme online. Our 2020 FOCUS conference, which concentrated on the topic of diversity and inclusion, was delivered digitally and we also hosted a series of interactive copyright webinars by Anna Skurczynska, Founder Director of Open Plan Law.

Feedback on the copyright webinars:

"I just thought these were excellent. The content is very relevant and Anna is very clear and easy to understand. The examples are superb and really get you thinking about the vague nature of copyright law. Complete value for money, thank you."

"These webinars have been extremely well run by the BAPLA office team, and Anna's assistant Beth. Anna's delivery of the content is excellent and it's useful to have pdf reminders. Great value for money, and learnt lots, thank you."

Online Events Programme


11 March

Have we thought about data post-EU? Database Rights & GDPR


25 March
Understanding footage


28 April
Protecting your content

20 May
Coronavirus recovery


10 June

15 July
AI and the image industry

22 July
BAPLA/FOCAL Webinar - Searching for authenticity

Is Open Access a threat to licencing?

TV rights & negotiation

7&8 October
BAPLA Connect

Marketing on a budget

Diversity in picture editing

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