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.

Attendees taking notes at a BAPLA FOCUS conference ©Paul Seheult / Eye Ubiquitous
Attendees taking notes at a BAPLA FOCUS conference ©Paul Seheult / Eye Ubiquitous

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 IP, The British Copyright Council, The 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).