As we anticipated the UK Government’s response to the consultation on the Enforcement Framework, we looked at the infringement landscape from two different angles – the legal and the technical.

For the first part of the webinar, we were joined by legal expert Elizabeth Morley from Howard Kennedy, who will covered image use and the challenges around enforcement under the legal framework in the UK, as well as how this differs internationally.

We looked at common types of uses, infringements and when litigation is likely to feature.

We also talked about what happens in the lead up to cases at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, including the use of the Small Claims Track.

The second part of this session was a discussion on infringements online and different ways to protect content on the internet and social media, with Chris Vaughan the Commercial Director of Permission Machine and Ute Krebs, who shared her experiences as a Licensing Case Manager at Copytrack.


Elizabeth Morley, Partner, Howard Kennedy 

Elizabeth Morley is a dispute resolution solicitor with a broad practice spanning international, commercial, media, and human rights matters.

Liz advises clients across a wide range of commercial litigation and cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on the media sector.

She regularly acts for clients on all aspects of media law, including high profile defamation and privacy actions. Her practice also covers reputation and brand-related issues, including contentious intellectual property matters, as well as data protection and regulatory matters.

Liz often takes on complex matters for clients, which include freedom of expression and human rights issues.

She has worked on cases before various domestic and international courts and tribunals, including the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

She also acts for clients in cases on appeal before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. In addition to commercial litigation, Liz also acts for clients in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Ute Krebs, Licensing Manager, Cornelsen Verlag GmbH

Ute previously worked for Copytrack as a Licensing Case Manager.

She now works part-time as a Licensing Manager for an education publisher Cornelsen Verlag GmbH.

Formerly worked in the image industry for Bridgeman Images as Head of Sales and AKG Images as International Marketing Manager, and Head of Picture Research.

Chris Vaughan, Commercial Director, Permission Machine

Chris Vaughan is the Commercial Director of Permission Machine tasked with the responsibility of directing their UK Operations.

Permission Machine launched its UK business last year to expand on their offices in Belgium, France and North America. Permission Machine’s goal is to pursue copyright infringements ethically whilst offering the service free of charge to photographers and agencies. Permission Machine’s proprietary technology ensures its client see accurate filtered results to ensure their intellectual property rights are protected.

Prior to joining Permission Machine, Chris was the head of distribution at ‘Image Source’, a premium visual content provider. Chris has extensive experience in the licensing of visual media and brings this wealth of experience to Permission Machine.

For more information about Permission Machine, please contact Chris Vaughan at:

When: Wednesday 28 April at 16:30

Where: Zoom

Free of charge to BAPLA members

Flexible fees for non-members


Permission MachinePermission Machine

Founded in 2013, Permission Machine is your business partner in pursuing copyright infringements. We offer proprietary reverse image search technology, copyright enforcement, collection of fees and royalties and an in-house legal service.

Our focus is on high-quality leads and we offer a user-friendly workflow to save you time and ensure higher success rates. We improve performance by combining intelligent automated processes with a dedicated human touch. PM manually checks the automated search results, filters out mismatches, and flags established companies and commercial websites.

Our in-house copyright attorneys oversee all cases.

Our clients include photo and news agencies and photographers. We service the USA, Belgian, Dutch, French, UK and German markets.