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News from BCC Council: Copyright directive passed

Milestone day for copyright in the EU The EU copyright directive was adopted by the European Council on 15 April 2019, 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. You can read the European Council press release here and one…

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Getty Images Photojournalist John Moore Wins Photo of the Year at World Press Photo Awards

Getty Images press release – 11 April, 2019. The World Press Photo Foundation has awarded Getty Images Special Correspondent and Senior Photographer John Moore with the prestigious honor of Photo of the Year for his image of a Honduran girl crying while her mother is detained by U.S. Border Patrol. Moore has been covering the…

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FOCAL International Awards 2019 early bird tickets now on sale

FOCAL International press release – 12 April, 2019 The FOCAL International Awards, now in its 16th year, celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms, plus archive restoration & preservation. Come and join us for another fabulous evening to celebrate the leading and most complete set of…

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Copyright: a brief overview and update with Howard Kennedy LLP

BAPLA have partnered with Robert Lands, Partner, Head of IP & Commercial at Howard Kennedy LLP to deliver a talk on copyright. Robert specialises in intellectual property (advisory, commercial and contentious) and related information technology and media work including data protection (data privacy), freedom of information, advertising and sales promotion. Robert advises on copyright, design…

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Copytrack Global Infringement Report 2019: International Image Theft in Comparison

Two studies from IMGembed and Copytrack show that of the 3 billion images shared on the internet daily, around 85 percent are used without a valid license. Even many affected artists, photographers, publishers and photo agencies are unaware of the extent of illegal image usage, with an estimated 2.5 billion images being unlawfully distributed every…

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New Royal Armouries online image library launched – using Capture technology

Capture Ltd press release – 8 April 2019. In exciting news, the Royal Armouries, keeper of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour, recently launched their new online image library, utilising new Capture WEBSITE 3 front-end technology. Adam Lumb, Head of Commercial Development and IP at the Royal Armouries, notes: “Some of the most…

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350 hours of newly-digitised NATO film footage now available to license from Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums press release – 3 April, 2019. Over 2000 titles, including the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949 and colour footage of a divided Berlin, are now available for licensing. Following an extensive digitisation project commissioned by NATO, over 2000 titles of official footage are now available for licensing…

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Royal Armouries launches new online picture library

Royal Armouries press release – 1 April, 2019. The Royal Armouries, keeper of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour, has launched a new online image library of over 20,000 high resolution images relating to arms, armour and artillery, dating from ancient times to the present day. The new online platform will allow users…

Aristotle and his students, detail from The School of Athens, 1510, by Raphael (1483-1520), preparatory cartoon, charcoal and white lead, 285x804 cm. After restoration, Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio of Urbino) (1483-1520) / Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy / © Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/Malcagni/Mondadori Portfolio / Bridgeman Images

School of Athens, exclusive post-restoration images of the Raphael cartoon now available at Bridgeman Images

Bridgeman Images press release – 26 March 2019. We are excited to announce that we have new and exclusive post-restoration photography of Raphael’s preliminary study for his fresco masterpiece The School of Athens, via the amazing Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana collection. After the completion of the restoration of The School of Athens preliminary cartoon, Raphael’s masterpiece…

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London School of Publishing 2 Day Picture Research Course now booking

The London School of Publishing (LSP) Picture Research course is recognised as being the UK’s leading training course in this subject. The course is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in picture research and picture editing, those in the early stages of their career or those who require refresher training to keep up-to-date…

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StockFood takes over travel photo agency Look

StockFood press release – 20 March, 2019. On April 1, 2019, StockFood GmbH will take over the German travel photo agency Look. All employees, including their long-standing customer advisors and photo editors, will join the StockFood team. For decades, Look has been known as the leading German travel photo agency. From the very beginning, the…

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PA Images enters photography partnership with The Jockey Club

PA Images press release – 20 March, 2019 As well as editorial coverage of flagship horseracing fixtures during 2019, The Jockey Club will have access to PA Images’ extensive picture library The Jockey Club is the latest major sporting body to partner with PA Images PA Images, home to the prestigious picture collection from the…