Big Step Back for UK Creative Economy

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 17:14

royallyfckedRecent legislation passed by the UK Parliament and endorsed by the Royals has caused a firestorm among photographers and illustrators in the UK and abroad.

Time has come to remove your work from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc

"UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now"

"Amateur and professional illustrators and photographers alike will find themselves ensnared by the changes, the result of lobbying by Silicon Valley and radical bureaucrats and academics. The changes are enacted in the sprawling Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act which received Royal Assent last week, and it marks a huge shift in power away from citizens and towards large US corporations."
Andrew Orlowski, theregister.co.uk

Until now, it was illegal to exploit a copyrigted work without the consent of the owner.

"The EAA Act changes all that. Under its provisions it will be legal to exploit a copyright work - photograph, film, text, song, whatever - without the knowledge or permission of, or payment to, its owner."
Paul Ellis, Stop43.org.uk

To fully understand, please read Stop43's call to action:

THE ENTERPRISE AND REGULATORY REFORM ACT HAS REVERSED THE NORMAL WORKINGS OF COPYRIGHT.

Act now!

Be sure to sign these petitions:

 Thank you! Now circulate this information widely!

Pro-Imaging.org founded the Artists' Bill of Rights in 2007

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who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.