Archive for January, 2013

Copyright Under Attack – Again

30th January, 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (ERRB), which is currently making its way through Parliament, contains proposed changes to copyright law which would have a seriously damaging effect on our ability to earn a living as photographers.

The proposals are much the same as those included in the Digital Economy Bill put forward at the tail end of the Labour government in 2010, and successfully defeated by a coalition of creators’ organisations – only worse. Stop43, one of the lead campaigning groups back then, has put together an excellent explanation of proposals, what’s wrong with them, and who to lobby. Every photographer who cares about what happens to their work should read it. The BJP also has a good piece on the opposition to the Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Chair’s Annual Report 2012

26th January, 2013

Our meeting and AGM on the Tuesday 29th January will mark three years since the start of the London Photographers’ Branch. It has been a packed year, the highlights of which you can read in the Chair’s Annual Report 2012. We invite you all to come along and take part in the Annual General Meeting which will precede the normal monthly branch meeting with Journalist and filmmaker Leah Borromeo speaking about alternative funding methods – details here

6pm sharp – NUJ Headland House – drinks and nibbles provided. Read the rest of this entry »

Using the Small Claims Court

24th January, 2013

THE NUJ is organising a one-day training course for members on taking copyright claims to the Patents County Court (PCC) Small Claims Track.

It will take place on Thursday 28 February at Headland House from 10:00 and is all day. Read the rest of this entry »

LPB January 2013 Newsletter

22nd January, 2013

Hyde Park 1983

 

January Branch Meeting and AGM 6.00pm Tuesday 29 January 2013

The January branch meeting will include our Annual General Meeting, a talk and discussion about crowd-funding, an International Report, and the usual monthly branch business, including a brief report on the Government’s latest copyright legislation. Read the rest of this article 

Praise for the union after photographer wins nine year Swiss legal battle

LPB member Guy Smallman has praised the NUJ for its support throughout nine years of a legal battle for compensation for injuries he received at the hands of Swiss police whilst covering a G8 protest in Geneva in June 2003. Read the rest of this article 

A Fond Farewell

London Photographers’ Branch Chair, Jess Hurd, has informed the LPB committee that she will not be standing for re-election in the New Year.

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Draft Committee Minutes – 8 January 2013

Draft Branch Minutes: 18 December 2012

January Branch Meeting and AGM 6.00pm Tuesday 29 January 2013

21st January, 2013

Hyde Park 1983

 

The January branch meeting will include our Annual General Meeting, a talk and discussion about crowd-funding, an International Report, and the usual monthly branch business (which will include a brief report on the Government’s latest attempts to seriously weaken copyright legislation).

FACEBOOK EVENT

 

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Praise for the union after photographer wins nine year Swiss legal battle

2nd January, 2013
Press photographers picket the Swiss Embassy in London in 2003 in protest at the injuries sustained by colleague Guy Smallman at the Geneva G8 Summit demonstrations.

Press photographers picket the Swiss Embassy in London in 2003 in protest at the injuries sustained by colleague Guy Smallman at the Geneva G8 Summit demonstrations.

LPB member Guy Smallman has praised the NUJ for its support throughout nine years of a legal battle for compensation for injuries he received at the hands of Swiss police whilst covering a G8 protest in Geneva in June 2003.

The photographer, who was hospitalised for three weeks after a stun grenade blew a hole the size of a tennis ball in the back of his leg, has been awarded 75,000 Swiss Francs by the State of Geneva, and will be left with £38,000 after paying legal fees. Read the rest of this entry »