The seminar forms part of the Advanced Training Course on Copyright and Related Rights organised by WIPO and the British Copyright Council (BCC), in cooperation with the Queen Mary University of London Centre for Commercial Law Studies and with the assistance of the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
We are delighted to announce that Anna has been shortlisted by a panel of expert judges in The 2018 Law Society Excellence Awards in the category ‘Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice’.
Celebrating excellence across the legal profession, the 12th annual awards ceremony champions the work of solicitors across England and Wales. Anna is honoured to be shortlisted by the Law Society in one of the most sought after legal awards, and recognised for her expertise and dedication to her clients. You can find out more about the awards here.
On Tuesday 6th February, Anna attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Intellectual Property.
She appeared on behalf of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA) and, together with BAPLA and Getty Images, briefed MPs on the difficulties faced by the photography sector in enforcing photographic copyright online. The briefing focused, in particular, on the role of online aggregator platforms and other intermediaries in distributing content, the so called “framing loophole” allowing copyright content to be displayed without permission, and the scope for the Digital Charter to help address the legal obstacles. The representations made on behalf of the photographic sector were well received by members of the Group.
This Data Protection workshop will offer participants a grounding in data protection obligations as enhanced under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The workshop will be tailored to issues relevant in the photography industry. Participants will receive tools to conduct a data protection audit in their organisations and be given practical advice on data privacy procedures worth adopting.
This year at BAPLA FOCUS they covered topics including ‘Real news gathering in the age of fake news’, ‘The provenance of images online’ and ‘Brexit, copyright and challenges to business’ at the new venue of Museum of London. Anna gave a practical presentation on tracing the life of a licence, and unauthorised use after Brexit. She discussed some of the uncertainties right holders currently face – and will continue to face if issues relating to EU-wide judicial cooperation is not agreed.