We have a not to be missed workshop lined up for early spring, 17th March. With the removal of the Section 52 (CDPA) exception, expected on 28th April, the copyright term for manufactured artistic crafts will increase from 25 years to the full copyright term of the creator’s lifetime plus 70 years. After the removal of this exception, those with 2-D works featuring items such as furniture, wallpaper, fabrics and jewellery, for example, may have to clear additional rights or alert their clients licensing images for publication to do so. This event will provide you with essential advice and solutions to prepare for the removal of S.52.

Date: 17th March

Time: 3pm-5pm

Location: The Wellcome Trust

Booking: attendance is free for BAPLA members, but members must register to guarantee their place, as space is limited. Booking will open to non-members on 29th February.

Booking is open now: bapla-section-52.eventbrite.co.uk



Ania Skurczynska – Corporate Counsel, EMEA Corbis Images

Ania leads the UK legal team at Corbis and specialises in copyright and commercial contracts having practised Intellectual Property at White & Case and Berwin Leighton Paisner.  She is also well-versed in the nuances of the Continental copyright systems supporting Corbis’s European operations. Ania is a former BAPLA director and has actively participated in the last round of the legislative reforms of copyright in the UK lobbying in the interests of the visual industry.


Matthew Whinney – Chartered Insurance Broker Director, Whinney Insurance Brokers

Matthew is a specialist media and technology insurance broker and a BAPLA member. Prior to insurance broking, Matthew spent 6 years at Hiscox London, where he was responsible for underwriting and advising a wide range of professions, from individual photographers to FTSE 250 software companies.  Matthew advises clients on their insurance requirements and arranges a wide range of insurance products. Areas of expertise include professional indemnity, production insurance, public and employers’ liability, and photographic/technical equipment. Clients include photographers, image libraries, advertising and design agencies, and leading UK software developers.



Ministry of Copyright Creative and Cultural Assets (MOCA) is an image and film licensing consultancy. They will present a strategic workflow approach using technology to manage disruptive copyright legislation, including S.52.  Linda Royles and Mary Egan will announce details of the S.52 industry working party at the event, in advance of their launch of their technical pilot solution (March – April 2016).

Linda Royles – Director, MOCA

Linda has over 25 years’ experience of working in the media licensing sector. She has a proven track record of effective strategy, lobbying, company strategy, industry representation and business development. After retiring at the helm as BAPLA CEO after ten years, she went on to support BAPLA as a consultant in their lobbying activities until 2014. She is partner and Business Development Director for the IP think tank, MOCA.

Mary Egan – Director, MOCA

Mary started her career within BBC Worldwide’s Commercial Rights Dept, contractually clearing content with copyright holders, artists unions and agents later moving into an international sales role for BBC.  In 1994 she became Business Director for BBC Worldwide Americas in New York, restructuring their Contracts & Clearance Division before taking up the role as VP Sales managing BBC and Discovery Communications Inc. activities within the Canadian market.  In May 2007 Mary joined Press Association Images as their Sales & Marketing Director leaving the company in 2013 to start her own Freelance company MBE Media. She is one of the founding partners and Director for the IP think tank, MOCA.