Commons:Freedom of Panorama 2015/uk
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- Association of Photographers
- Charles Swan, a director of the Association of Photographers and an intellectual property lawyer, described the proposal as “absurd” and “a complete invasion of our freedom of expression”. He said: “Why on earth shouldn’t you take pictures of the landscape or skyline and do what you want with them? It would be fairly disastrous and most of the British public, not just photographers, would think this was pretty horrific. The only people it would be good news for might be architects.” — The Times, , 24 June 2015
- Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
- The Royal Institute of British Architects opposes the law change. A spokesman said: "We are concerned that the well-intentioned proposals to ensure that architects are paid for the use of images of their work by commercial publishers and broadcasters would instead have negative implications, and represent a potentially damaging restriction of the debate about architecture and public space." -- The Times, , 24 June 2015
- Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
- Position requested. No response yet. Jheald (talk) 23:14, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
- Issued a statement on 10 July 2015, the day after the vote in the EP:
- "... We are acutely aware that photographers were especially concerned about the suggested changes to the law that would interfere with the exception allowing photography of sculptures, buildings and permanent monuments in public spaces.
- As DACS operates under UK copyright law we already recognise the disputed exception, and currently do not support a reopening of the Information Society Directive, where the exception originates from." Jheald (talk) 18:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
- Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)
- They did talk quite closely with Mary Honeyball, but this wasn't something they specifically lobbied on -- their key concern was the drafting of the clause on the Education exemption. This isn't something the org has pushed for, nor ever taken a position on. They've never heard it discussed in meetings of Europe-wide collective rights management organisations either. It's something that might affect a few of their members who publish their own self-taken photographs, but most authors rely on library photographs from agencies. (telephoned) Jheald (talk) 15:49, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
- National Union of Journalists
- NUJ backs Freedom of Panorama EU campaign, 3 July 2015
- British Photographic Council
- British Photographic Council supports freedom of panorama in the face of potential new legislation
- "It wouldn’t just affect photography of buildings and monuments, but potentially photos of anything that has an “author” – anything having a clear design covered by copyright that appears in public. The owners or designers of the buildings themselves might make a few pounds in fees but our photographic culture would change overnight, and our visual history would become dramatically poorer."
- quotes letter to the Times signed by Jimmy Wales, the British Photographic Council, the British Press Photographers' Association, the British Institute of Professional Photographers, Amateur Photographer, the Bureau of Freelance Photographers, the Chartered Institute of Journalists, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Open Rights Group; plus also the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Photographers, Editorial Photographers UK, and the National Union of Journalists,
- Wikimedia UK
- REVEALED: The European Union Plan to Censor Your Pictures of the London Eye, Breitbart, 22 June 2014
- EU 'want' to BAN your photos of the London Eye and the Angel of the North, Daily Express, 23 June 2014 (online only, not in print version?)
- "TAKING photographs of the London Eye and the Angel of the North could soon be banned if the meddling European Union (EU) gets their way, it has been claimed today".
- Freedom to Photograph, The Times (leader), 24 June 2015
- "Next time you take a photo of the London Eye, or the Angel of the North, or any monument, artwork or building in a public place, know this: you are exercising a freedom that is under threat. This is the freedom of panorama — enshrined in British copyright law since 1911, but now in the sights of European Union legislators... The French can unify nonsense all they want, but it is still nonsense. On this, The Times sails with the pirate."
- How ‘absurd’ EU copyright law threatens to censor holiday snaps, The Times, 24 June 2015
- "Lawyers and industry experts have hit out at “absurd” proposals put forward in the EU, under which photographers could be punished for breach of copyright if they publish or sell images of buildings and works of art that are still under copyright."
- Freedom of panorama: EU proposal could mean holiday snaps breach copyright, Daily Telegraph, 24 June 2015 (online)
- "A new EU proposal could see millions of Britons face legal action for uploading photos of famous UK landmarks onto personal websites or even Facebook pages."
- 'Absurd' new EU law could mean you'll face legal action for taking pictures of famous landmarks: Photos could be punished for breach of copyright, Daily Mail, 24 June 2015 (online)
- "...The proposal has been met with criticism from several organisations and industry experts, branding the law 'absurd' and 'appalling'."
- New EU proposal could make sharing photographs of copyrighted landmarks illegal, The Independent, 24 June 2015
- Proposed copyright bill could outlaw holiday snaps of EU landmarks, RT News, 24 June
- Taking photos of Superlambananas could be banned under European Union law change, Wirral Globe, 24 June
- EU proposal that could ban snaps of the North artworks branded 'idiotic', Evening Chronicle, 27 June
- UKIP vs Labour. Labour accuse UKIP of scaremongering, but affirm that "this proposal is a bad proposal and as MEPs we’re working to make sure it’s rejected; that’s democracy in action."
- Photography of public buildings under threat after European rule change, MEP warns, Amateur Photographer, 23 June 2015
- Campaign launched against ‘barking’ European plan to censor photos of buildings, Amateur Photographer, 24 June 2015
- "'Amateur Photographer' (AP) is at the forefront of a campaign against controversial European plans to restrict photography of public buildings which threaten to censor millions of amateur and professional photos."
- 30,000 back petition against ‘barking’ European copyright plan, as MEP behind proposal speaks out, Amateur Photographer, 26 June 2015
- Andrew Orlowski, Pirate MEP pranks Telegraph with holiday snap scaremongering, The Register, 25 June 2015
- Andrew Orlowski, Wikipedia jumps aboard the bogus 'freedom of panorama' bandwagon, The Register, 2 July 2015
- European Commission, Europe is not banning tourist photos of the London Eye, 25 June 2015
- The EU, the Gherkin and ‘freedom of panorama’, Full Fact, 29 June 2015
- UK at risk of losing Freedom of Panorama, 11 June 2015, Wikimedia UK Blog
- Three weeks to save Freedom of Panorama in Europe, Signpost, 19 June 2015
- Michael Zhang, Alert: Freedom of Panorama under Threat in Europe, Petapixel, 20 June 2015. Also on Facebook
- Owen Blacker on Medium, Freedom of Panorama is under attack, 21 June 2015
- picked up by Boing Boing
- Updated and cross-posted to Maptia: Street photography is under threat in Europe, 28 June 2015.
- New update posted to Medium: Street photography in Europe and Freedom of Panorama: an update, 6 July 2015
- Post-vote update posted to Medium: Street photography in Europe — we just won, right?, 10 July 2015
- Paul Wilkinson, PR use of public images under FOP threat, 21 June 2015 — discusses press release put out by PR industry, 18 June 2015
- Amelia Taylor-Hochberg, Photographing public art and architecture in the EU may soon cost you, Archinect, 22 June 2015
- Allison Meier, European Copyright Reform Could Restrict Photography in Public Spaces, Hyperallergic, 23 June 2015
- Tim Cushing, EU Copyright Reform Looking At Restricting Outdoor Photography, Techdirt, 24 June 2015
- Eleanora Rosati, Freedom of panorama: what is going on at the EU level?, IPKat, 26 June 2015 (legal)
- Andy Johnstone, Panoramic Freedom or Tyranny?, 1709 blog, 26 June 2015 (legal)