Why is the DACS vote important?

in Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, Remember, Uncategorized by thebppa

  By now all in the DACS Payback scheme should have received their email prompting, expecting you to vote Yes for the CLA’s ECL. For What? CLA = Copyright Licensing Agency, ECL = Extended Collective Licensing. So, again, What? Today the CLA issues collective licences for ( amongst other things ) photocopying, DACS gets a cut from them, we then get our cut from DACS. But

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Bob Martin's 1/1000th

in Current Affairs, Features, Photography, Sport, The BPPA, Uncategorized by thebppa

1/1000th is a retrospective book and exhibition featuring the work of sports photographer Bob Martin. Bob has been at the top of the profession for the last three decades and this is his first solo book. As you might imagine, it contains some of the very finest sports photographs ever shot and it has been designed to show those images at their best. The exhibition will only

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Our Draft Code of Conduct

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA, The Leveson Inquiry, Uncategorized by thebppa

  Immediately after the Leveson Inquiry we started to think about how a code of conduct could be drafted for The BPPA that would help prospective members and the British public understand what our profession is all about. We looked at similar documents from all over the world and we looked at the various codes of conduct and practice that our clients have already signed up

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Sir John Tenniel

What's going on at DACS? Part 2

in Current Affairs, Journalism, Law, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA, Uncategorized by thebppa

In this second part of his assessment of what is happening with DACS, Andrew Wiard explains why the current situation is not something that photographers should accept. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” Insisting on ALL secondary rights – does it really matter? Is it such a big deal? Yes it

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The BPPA's second submission to the Leveson Inquiry

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Paparazzi, Press Photography, The BPPA, The Leveson Inquiry, Uncategorized by thebppa

When the Leveson Inquiry first opened we had little or no idea that press photographers would come in for so much criticism and abuse from the witnesses. At the association’s AGM in November we formed a plan to do what we could to counter this and put our side of the story. Shortly afterwards we sent an initial submission in the form of an open letter

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Roy Greenslade's article

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Opinion, Press Photography, The BPPA, The Leveson Inquiry, Uncategorized by thebppa

Former Daily Mirror Editor turned academic Roy Greenslade wrote a column for the London Evening Standard yesterday entitled “Editors must curbs excesses of stalkerazzi” and a lot of it made a lot of sense: He agreed that the majority of press photographers do behave ethically all of the time He said that “we have to rely on editors to stick to the current code of practice,

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