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    Posted: 29 April 2013 at 10:25
"The Act contains changes to UK copyright law which permit the commercial exploitation of images where information identifying the owner is missing, so-called "orphan works", into what's known in the jargon as "extended collective licensing" schemes. Since most digital images on the internet today are orphans - the metadata is missing or has been stripped by a large organisation - then millions of photographs and illustrations are swept into such schemes."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/err_act_landgrab/

Edited by ricardovaste - 29 April 2013 at 11:31
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Hmmm not good, it mentions a process of registering your work, anyone know how we can do that in the UK ?

I know we can register our works in the US copyright office, but dont know so much about the UK side of things?
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i thought that the copyright field in the exif maintained when uploaded on flickr was enough, together with the "all right reserved"

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 April 2013 at 13:48
I think this attempt will fail. It is way too wrong. But I just wonder how many times it will happen again - excerpt from another article (UK's planned copyright landgrab will spark US litigation 'firestorm') linked from the above one:

The latest measures are the brainchild of the most important copyright bureaucrat in the UK, the IPO's Copyright and IP Enforcement Director Ed Quilty. The career civil servant, who previously worked in science policy and arms exports, joined the IPO in 2008.

His previous proposals include making all copyright opt-in (which is illegal under Berne) and the 2010 orphan-work legislation that had been tacked on to the Digital Economy Act but removed from the final bill.

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