Stop43.org.uk stopped Commercial Orphan Works Exploitation in the UK Digital Economy Bill Clause 43






The AOP urges its members to contact their MPs without delay

Today the Association of Photographers issued the following email bulletin to its entire membership:

“The Digital Economy Bill is coming to the end of it's process through the 2 Houses - due to an imminent election there will not be time to debate the Bill fully in the House of Commons. If you don't think it will affect you then take the time to click onto the following links and read about Clause 43 (formerly Clause 42)

http://hub.the-aop.org/

Due to a swell of protest from photographers and their representative bodies the Intellectual Property Office put up a page on it's website explaining what the clause means to photographers - however each point has been countered from a photographer’s point of view:

http://copyrightaction.com/forum/why-the-ipo-is-wrong

PLEASE write to your MP's now - all parties but particularly Lib Dems and Tories - once an election is called the window for debate is very, very small. Template letters don't work, you need to personalise your letter - click here to read pointers as to what to include:

http://hub.the-aop.org/News_archive/p2_articleid/175

You can find your MP and send your letter from here:

http://www.writetothem.com/


Gwen Thomas
Executive Director
Business & Legal Affairs”