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Petition to Number 10 re: rights grabing

**UPDATE: 20/9: An email update has gone out to notify subscribers of this post, not sure what happened as it’s an old post. So apologies if you have seen this post previously**

A growing number of people are concerned with companies that run photography competitions, and within the terms of entry say they gain the rights to they image you enter – meaning they can do what they wish with it…even if it doesn’t win, and without any payment of even credit to yourself. Is this ok, or do you agree it shouldn’t be allowed? Well, if it’s the latter, simply click the link below.

Click to sign the petition

Click to sign the petition

Photographer Darren Hector set up this a petition to the Prime Minister to try and get the issue addressed. So if you’re a British Citizen or resident who frowns upon these companies doing this, then SIGN YOUR NAME now to register your feelings on the subject.

A very big company in the UK tried this recently and it caused uproar with one professional photographer refusing to work for the company any longer, as he felt the competition had been set up purely as a way for them to boost their image library. If you wish to dig deeper in to this and other related stories then head over to EPUK.ORG where a little bit of looking around will unearth various stories and bits of information.

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Richard Peters is a Surrey based professional wildlife photographer, Nikon Ambassador, and one of the few British photographers to receive the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is known for a style that often favours dramatic use of light, runs wildlife photography workshops and, from camera clubs to big industry events, holds talks about his work.

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