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)

http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/Ukpga_19880048_en_1.htm

http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/Ukpga_19880048_en_3.htm#mdiv16

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

http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2003/20032498.htm

NUJ Freelance Newsletter

http://media.gn.apc.org/c-basics.html

NUJ Ten things every freelance should know on copyright:

http://www.nuj.org.uk/inner.php?docid=56

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

http://www.epuk.org/resources/abcd/trading.html

Response to Copyright Grab Attempts…

http://www.epuk.org/resources/copyright_grab_response.html

http://www.epuk.org/news/2001/08/27inside.html

http://www.epuk.org/resources/abcd/majorpoints.html

http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-a=sp10017b99&sp-p=any&sp-f=iso-8859-1&sp-q=copyright

Redeye Copyright advice and information

http://www.redeye.org.uk/redeye/infodetail.asp?uvaradviceID=52

Intellectual Property – UK gov advice

http://www.intellectual-property.gov.uk

The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (CLA)

http://www.cla.co.uk

Creators’ Rights Alliance

http://www.creatorsrights.org.uk

Copywatch

http://www.copywatch.org

Yorkshire Media: Photographic Copyright and Licensing Explained

http://www.yorkshiremedia.com/cms/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=2

http://www.yorkshiremedia.com/cms/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=6&Itemid=50

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