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Updating: Photographers Boycott Stone Roses Gigs – Copyright Issues

UPDATED: June 29 PAN reader – photographer David Hoffman – has just updated us with this:
“Hi Will – as well as the National Union of Journalists the embargo is supported by the British Photographic Council and the following member organisations have explicitly stated their own support for it:”
• Editorial Photographers UK + Ireland
• Pro Imaging
• The BIPP
• The Royal Photographic Society
• Master Photographers Association
• AoP (Association of Photographers) ‘is fully supportive of the boycott and behind the photographers 100%’
(added 30 June)
• BAPLA – British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (added 30 June)

The BBC have also picked up the issue: Photographers boycott Stone Roses gigs in contract row

June 28
The National Union of Journalists -NUJ- in the UK reports: ‘The NUJ is supporting a photographers’ boycott of the Stone Roses reunion concerts this weekend.
The enigmatic band will play three gigs at Heaton Park, North Manchester, but they have outraged photographers with the contracts they have issued.
Photographers covering the concerts were expected to surrender their copyright to the band. After protests, an improved contract was produced, but it still places unacceptable restrictions over editorial use of the images.’
Full story here –