“Friendless, unnecessary, poorly explained and fraught with risk”

Concerned over the introduction of a substantially wider exception to copyright under ‘Quotation’, which potentially opens the door to greater exploitation of photography both in print and online, BAPLA worked closely with the British Photographic Council’s other photography trade associations to rally support for the last House of Lords debate held on 29 July.

We ask the Government to start the process of a full and proper impact assessment, working with photographers and their representatives to review the impact it will have over the next year, rather than wait five years as stated in their consultation.

This is the approach we would expect to see from Government and is both the purpose of legislation and the practice of good policy.

Read the full press release here.

Exceptions to Copyright for Private Copying and Quotation & Parody