For many journalist, and in particular, freelance photographers …..Copyright Grabs have become a standard feature of so many clients contracts. They are a ‘try-on’. These links describe the issue, and some, like the NUJ, RedEye and EP-UK suggest ways of combating such requests.

I hope others, who find themselves in a similar situation [freelance photographers] find them interesting and of some use.

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003 – Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 2498

NUJ Freelance Newsletter

NUJ Ten things every freelance should know on copyright:

Editorial Photographers UK – EP-UKTrading under the new copyright legislation

Response to Copyright Grab Attempts…

Redeye Copyright advice and information

Intellectual Property – UK gov advice

The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (CLA)

Creators’ Rights Alliance


Yorkshire Media: Photographic Copyright and Licensing Explained