My NME’s enemy...

TO BE CAUGHT out infringing contributors' copyright once is sad; to be caught out twice means you're IPC. Around a dozen years ago IPC decided to re-print interviews and images in a series of specials. Most contributors had retained copyright, and the publisher had to pay out for infringement. Now freelances have discovered that back copies of NME are available on a website called ProQuest, for a fee. Again, the freelances' permissions have not been obtained. ProQuest claim they have a licence from NME, but are removing work on request of the freelances until such time as the matter is resolved. The NUJ is approaching IPC on behalf of members, and if non-members join now we will include them in any action. A few have already applied. Contact: freelanceoffice@nuj.org.uk

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