Copyright strikes again, with photographers and publishers hit particularly hard.
Changes to UK copyright law will soon mean that you may need to take out a licence to photograph classic designer objects even if you own them. That’s the result of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which extends the copyright of artistic objects like designer chairs from 25 years after they were first marketed to 70 years after the creator’s death. In most cases, that will be well over a hundred years after the object was designed. During that period, taking a photo of the item will often require a licence from the copyright owner regardless of who owns the particular object in question.
What is with these people? Are they determined to kill creativity and innovation? How can they possibly justify these kinds of period? Really? After the creator’s death? Why doesn’t the creator have to work daily like the rest of us? 5 years max, please. Nutters. This is an agenda being pushed by rich people who want to keep getting richer without having to do anything for it.