What Others Say

What Others Say About the Bill of Rights

This page is a thank you to all who have written or published anything about the Bill of Rights for Artists campaign. We have listed below links to the authors and publishers of all the articles and blogs which have discussed our campaign for respect for artists rights.  We thank each of you for your comments and ideas about our campaign.

If you have written an article about the Bill of Rights and its campaign for ethical terms and conditions in creative competitions and its not listed below, please tell us and we'll credit and link to your article.


ACMP, Australia; Artists' Bill of Rights press release 11 Apr 2011

Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association; Facebook promotion of Artists Bill of Rights launch.

Alscott's Photozone; Article about the battle to get the Ellesse 'Sport and the City' competition terms changed with references to the Bill of Rights campaign.

Alun Chun - Freelance Photographer; article about how Ellesse, part of the Pentland Group, changed the T&C's from being rights-grabbing to complying with the Bill of Rights.

Angelo Stavrow Photography; news item about the endorsement of the the Bill of Rights by the National Press Photograhers Association in the USA.

APhotoEditor; The Biggest Scam in Photography; comments following the article refer to how the Bill of Rights campaign brought to a halt Microsoft's Iconic Britain copyright infringing competition and resulted in Nikon withdrawing from the competition.

APhotoEditor; My Guide to Photography Contests

Associated Content from Yahoo; Article by Eileen Fritsch entitled "Five Tips for Photography Contests" giving good advice to potential entrants, we thank Eileen for referring to our articles about the fine print of photo contests.

British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP); Artists Bill of Rights article

British Journal of Photography; article about the launch of the Artists' Bill of Rights campaign

Bob Krist Photography; Enter This Into Pop Photo's "Travelographer of the Year" competition!

Centre of the Picture Industry (CEPIC); Artists' Bill of Rights Press release

cnet news; Microsoft in Flickr Rights Shocker

Copyright Action; Pro-Imaging launches campaign against photo competition rights grabs

Copyright Action; Pro-Imaging Devise a 'spoiler' Image

Creatives at Work Blog; article by Eileen Fritsch (@EileenFritsch) setting out the aims of the Artists Bill of Rights campaign.

Darwin Wiggett - Photographer; Some Good Links to Check Out

D B Johnson Photography; Vita Photographic - Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Demotix; Supports the Artists Bill of Rights

Digital Photographer Phillipines;  A long discussion between of a rights grabbing photography contest organiser and complainants who repeatedly and at length quote the Bill of Rights.

Digital Photo News; Nikon's Small World Contest Leads the Way

DPTips Central; Article about the launch of the Artists Bill of Rights Campaign

DJ:Fotograferne; Sony erklære sin støtte til Pro Imagin’s konkurrenceregler (Bill of Rights)

duckrabbit; Scruples: So what? So Everything

duckrabbit; Picture This: We Can End Poverty...

Editorial Photographers United Kingdom & Ireland; article about the launch of the Bill of Rights

Editorial Photographers United Kingdom & Ireland; PI Forces Crown Estate Climbdown

Editorial Photographers United Kingdom & Ireland; Story describing aims of the Artists' Bill of Rights

ePHOTOzine; Photographers are given a little more support

ePHOTOzine; Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

ePhotozine; Story about the launch of Artists' Bill of Rights

Fair Trade Photographer; Great British Life do the Right Thing!

fotodigital-online; Nikon Aceita Regras

Gavin Gough Photographer ; Photographers' Bill of Rights

Gill Moore Photography; Photography rights grabs, erosion of freedom, the fightback begins and blogging helps.

Global Community of Photography; Brief article about Artists' Bill of Rights launch

gtvone.com - Simon Pollock; Open letter to NSW Parlamentary Plein Air Photographic Prize including comments by Pro-Imaging

Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP - Dave Rein; Are You Gambling With Your Copyright By Entering That Photography Contest?

Jim M Goldstein; Bill of Rights for Photographers Proposed for Photo Contests

Jim M Goldstein; The 24th episode of 'EXIF and Beyond' discusses the Bill of Rights for Photography Competitions with Pro-Imaging's Nick Dunmur

John Koerner's Official Blog; A short article outlining the purpose of the Bill of Rights and how people can combatrights grabbing.

LicenseStream; Photography Contests: Tips and Tricks

Longshots Photography; Promoting the Artists' Bill of Rights launch

Lynne Glazer Imagery; Giving Permission for Use Forever, Even Without Winning!

MicrostockInsider; Promoting your Stock Image Portfolio

Mistakes Writers Make; Article referring to a rights grabbing writing competition and to our capaign to combat writes abuse. This site is also an excellent resource for all writers and is published by Alex Gazzola.

Music Photographers Network; Rights Grabbing Photography Contracts

nikondigital.org; Forum comments about the Bill of Rights - criticised for being poorly written.

Own-it Intellecetual Property Advice for Creative Businesses; Press release about Artists Bill of Rights campaign launch.

Pentax Discussion Mailing List; A discussion about the Artists' Bill of Rights, doomed to failure some say.

Photoxels; Are We Giving Up Too Much To Enter Photo Contests?

PhotographersDirect; Announces Support for the Bill of Rights

Photography by Odilles Blog; Odille is a photographer based in Australia and you can see her work and read her thoughts on her blog website. She has also undertaken the task of reproducing our entire memoriam to lost rights on her blog website and resequencing it into alphabetical order. Thank you Odille!

PhotoLegal; Photo Competitions - Petition to the Prime Minister

PhotoLegal; Bill of Rights Now Allows a Competition Winners Archive

PhotoLegal; Podcast - Competitions & Royalty Free, with Gordon Harrison from Pro-Imaging

PHOTOSHELTER; Photo Competitions: What Many Organisers Don't Want You to Know

Rob Galbraith; Short article about the launch of the Bill of Rights

Scottish Photographers; An article by Alex Boyd on the Scottish Photographers Blog referring to the report we did on the Visit Scotland rights grab.

Shootplex.com; Announcing the Artists' Bill of Rights launch

Stock Photo Talk; The Corbis Poem and the European Commission - This was the competition that prompted Pro-Imaging to develop the Bill of Rights.

Stock Photo Talk; UK British Council promotes Rights Grabbing Competition

Stock Photo Talk; UK Government Agency Promotes Rights Grabbing Competition

suite101.com; Biggest Ever Copyright Infringement

Svenska Fotograffers Förbund; British Council i blåsväder: stödjer tävling för bildstölder

Telegraph.co.uk - Kate Day; GLA, Flickr and Learning From Crowds Part II

The Association of Photographers; Artists' Bill of Rights Press Release

The Spain Forum; Discussion about the Artists' Bill of Rights

The Sydney Morning Herald; Read the Fine Print

UK Government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills 'Science So What' Facebook Page; Comments about the 'Science So What? competition, Pro-Imaging thank the UK Government for publishing this expose of their own competition.

UK Government Intellectual Property Office; Submission to IPO by freelance photographer to assist the UK government draft better copyright laws, see comments on page 4 of submission.

WebVivan; Iconic Britain: Microsoft and Nikon Admit Faults

Wild Places Publishing, the publishers of Descent Magazine, have published an excellent article promoting intellectual property rights, explaining what rights grabbing is, and how the Artists Bill of Rights campaign is there advance to knowledge amongst all creators of their rights.

Words of a Wolf by Villayat 'SnowMoon Wolf' Sunkmanitu: Villayat is a Freelance Photographer, writer, poet and in his blog published an article entitled "The Artists Bill of Rights - The debate continues...". He wrote this article following a discussion on the Royal Photographic Society forum where some members felt the Artists' Bill of Rights was not a 'good thing', that it has always been the way of the world to abuse artists' rights, so we should just accept it. An interesting discussion involving completely opposed views about the issue of rights grabbing, well worth reading.

Words of a Wolf A blog by Villayat Sunkmanitu entitled "Does the Royal Photographic Society adequately support professional photographers?"

World Photography Organisation; Artists' Bill of Rights Press release 11 Apr 2011

World Photography Organisation; promotion of Artists' Bill of Rights on their Facebook page.

Your Photo Tips by Damien Franco; The Photographers Bill of Rights

Pro-Imaging.org founded the Artists' Bill of Rights in 2007

Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.