Membership benefits


Full, Affiliate and Associate membership provides you with:

Protection of members' rights and interests by an effective lobbying team - BAPLA lobbies UK Government on UK & EU related matters, with a focus on protection and enforcement of the UK copyright framework and industry best practice in relation to collective bargaining and licensing

Members' newsletter - Critical industry updates delivered to your inbox every month in the members' only newsletter

Business support helpline - Provided by Croner Consultants, the business support helpline gives you free access to advice on Employment Law, Human Resources, Tax, VAT, PAYE, NIC & payroll as well as Commercial Legal matters covering over 60 topics

Legal advice service - Run by leading IP Lawyers at HowardKennedy, the legal advice service gives you free access to advice on IP legal issues (subject to a fair use policy: members get three 30-minute phone calls per year)

Resources for members - We are regularly surveying our members for the latest information and keeping up to date with new technology and licensing trends which we incorporate into our reports for members.  Resources include:

- In-depth research into pricing trends and access to rights and licensing models to help you negotiate fees for print and digital use

- Advice on rights and licensing provided by the BAPLA Rights Group, a dedicated team of experts

- Access to template forms such as Terms & Conditions and take-down notices

BAPLA website and marketing opportunities include:

- Company listing in the Image Supplier Directory, the first-choice directory for image buyers

- Image request and Orphan works search emails, helping image buyers to get in touch with members

- Opportunity to showcase an image from your company on the BAPLA homepage every month

- Opportunity to publish your press releases and updates on our dedicated blog and via Twitter

- Opportunity to promote your company in our bi-monthly newsletter sent to our unique picture buyers' database (over 2,300 recipients in the UK and internationally)

- Unlimited free job ads on the BAPLA jobs board, one of the most popular job vacancy pages in the industry

- Additional sponsorship options available at BAPLA educational & networking events plus newsletters and on various BAPLA platforms throughout the year

Discounted booking for BAPLA educational & networking events - Attend the annual FOCUS conference and any workshops at a discounted members' rate

Discounted booking for the annual CEPIC Congress - Attend the CEPIC Congress at the discounted members' rate

Use of the BAPLA logo 

 

Industry supplier membership provides you with:

Agreed promotions in the newsletter to picture library/agency members - Opportunity to utilise our members' newsletter for agreed promotions up to four times a year

Banner ad in the newsletter to picture library/agency members - Opportunity to place a banner ad in the members' newsletter up to four times a year

Sponsorship opportunities at BAPLA educational & networking events - plus on various BAPLA platforms throughout the year

BAPLA affiliation - Affiliation gives you recognition amongst picture libraries/agencies, and you are authorised to quote BAPLA affiliation on your stationery and website

Company listing on the BAPLA website - listing page on the BAPLA website with a short description of your services and a link to your site

Discounted booking for BAPLA educational & networking events - Attend the annual FOCUS conference and any workshops at a discounted members' rate

Discounted booking for the annual CEPIC Congress - Attend the CEPIC Congress at the discounted members' rate


Voting rights

Full and Affiliate members of the association have voting rights and their representative to the association is entitled to cast their vote in Board elections and to vote on motions brought at the Annual General Meeting. Full and Affiliate members can also nominate candidates to stand for the Board.


What we do


BAPLA's core objectives:

- Represent picture libraries and agencies of all sizes and types.
- Encourage best practice within the industry.
- Lobby at UK and international level to ensure the core principles of our industry are protected.

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