Signatures needed to stop legalised theft of copyright!

New legislation that could affect how you make money from creative endeavours has been rushed through parliament and reached royal assent.

Critics say The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill allows anybody to use work that does not bear a watermark and is not officially registered. All that is required for commercial use is minimal effort to track down the work’s creator.

A petition to stop the legislation has so far gained the support of around 28,000 signatories, but the 100,000 signatures threshold has been set before the legislation will be debated by the Backbench Business Committee.

For more information on how the Bill could affect how you make money from your content, check out our earlier WorksPost.

To sign the petition, click here.

To see what the British Journal of Photography has to say, read this.

See here for the BBC’s report.