FA Photographers’ Licensing Scheme

THE NUJ is considering the potential for a complaint over the football Premier League licensing scheme.

The licenses are issued (or denied) to photographers covering Premier League matches by Football DATACO Ltd, which acts as agent for the Premier League. To make a case we need to produce evidence of the extent of the problem. If we can collect enough evidence, we would then raise a complaint with the Office of Fair Trading. Photographers whose applications have been rejected should answer the questions at www.londonfreelance.org/premierleague: your responses will be forwarded to the Freelance Office.

Fans © Julio Etchart

Celebrating fans of a Premier League club: we believe no license is required, as the photo doesn’t show a Premier League match in progress.

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