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French organisation launches campaign for photographers’ rights

Olivier Laurent writes in the BJP “A French organisation representing professional photographers has launched a new campaign against the abusive use of photographs, often without proper remuneration, by editors and marketers

“Each day, a photographer’s work is used without his consent,” reads this new campaign poster by French organisation Union des Photographes Professionnels – Auteurs.

 The campaign, launched this week, was created after the organisation found that photographers’ rights continued to be abused. “It’s obvious that professional photographers are not being listened to,” says a spokeswoman. “So, for the first time, we’re speaking to the photographic community with an image. We hope to raise awareness among the public, as well as the media and the government, about photographers’ problems. Each day, photographers are faced with decreasing rates. They are forced to compete against image libraries that are offering vile prices. These practices are infringing on photographers’ moral rights.”.……MORE

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