BAPLA are endorsing a letter to go to the House of Commons by Monday 12 Nov concerning
BRIEFING FOR PEERS INTENDING TO SPEAK IN SECOND READING DEBATE: ENTERPRISE & REGULATORY REFORM BILL – 14.11.2012
The legislative proposals being put forward by the Government represent a serious threat to our businesses and to rightsholders in our ability to generate income from copyright protection.
This paper has been carefully and concisely produced by Serena Tierney, Head of Intellectual Property at Bircham Dyson Bell LLP (with strong connections and parliamentary agents), it clearly outlines the following issues which require further scrutiny at this parliamentary level:
• orphan works
• extended collective licensing
• new exceptions to copyright
• reduction of copyright terms for anonymous, pseudonymous and unpublished works
BAPLA are urging all photo libraries, photographers and photo agencies to ‘sign this letter which will go to the House of Lords on Monday 12th’.
Full details and a prepared letter here: Urgent Call to Action – Briefing Paper to the House of Lords