I spent several years as Administrator of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies – BAPLA. When I left to work for Collections Picture Library, I took with me a great deal of useful knowledge including a thorough understanding of the value of lost, original transparencies, negatives and prints, an appreciation of copyright issues and the rights of photographers generally plus a somewhat curious accumulation of facts which have proved to be surprisingly useful. The result of this unexpected education meant that I became an expert witness. I have written dozens of reports on copyright infringement, loss of analogue images, pricing and photographers’ rights as well as some cases which have been bizarre to say the least. When the 1988 Copyright Act came into force, I co-wrote an easy to understand photographers’ guide to the 1988 Copyright Act because there was nothing else available which anybody understood.
What follows is UK Copyright circa 2010. All too soon, some of this is due to change, not necessarily for the better. When it does, this web site will change with it. Watch this space!
Address: 13 Woodberry Crescent
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8883 2531
I am grateful to Mary Evans Picture Library, David Hoffman, Edifice and Collections who supplied me with images and to Geoff Howard and Brian Shuel who photographed things to order but most of all I am grateful to Simon Shuel who put everything together, made it look simple, corrects and adds whenever I ask him, provided all the technical information and has never once complained.