Thursday, April 8, 2010

Digital Economy Bill -Clause 43 "Orphan Works". WE WON!!!

I received this message on my Facebook page this morning!! I'd like to personally thank Andre Regini and everyone involved for their efforts...

Andre Regini
Andre ReginiApril 7, 2010 at 3:19pm
We have spent this afternoon biting our nails hoping that the news that the Labour and Conservatives had agreed to drop Clause 43 was actually going to happen. It was by no means a forgone conclusion. Indeed the LibDems could still have scuppered it. We sat on the news and didn’t pre-empt the outcome which has just been confirmed. A huge thank you for the messages of support during this campaign, but above all for all your tireless efforts writing, emailing, Facebooking and Twittering your MPs. It is these efforts, above everything else, that have achieved this.

It’s been hard work but also an honour to have been part of so much unified support.

Today, I can say I am proud to be a UK photographer. Today we achieved something memorable and outstanding for our future rights and the representation of photographers in the UK.

Well done and congratulations to everyone and your efforts. The number of people who ran this campaign was small and I came to the party later than the rest, organising the Facebook group. However, I have constantly been impressed by the integrity, sense of duty and knowledge by all involved.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010