Photographers - make your claim for a share of over £300,000
ARE YOU a photographer, illustrator, cartoonist or designer? Visual artists who have seen their work on TV or in print can now claim a share of over £300,000 in secondary copyright fees. The money has been collected on their behalf by the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), and is ready for distribution via Payback 2001.
DACS is the copyright body in the UK that protects the rights of visual artists. NUJ members can become associate members at no cost.
If any of your work was included in a television programme broadcast on BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, or S4C between 1984 and 1999, and/or published in a book, magazine or journal in any year up to the end of 1999, you could be eligible for a share of Payback 2001.
The amount NUJ members stand to receive varies depending on the claim, but could amount to thousands of pounds. And those who failed to claim last year may still benefit, thanks to rollover funds available through Payback 2001.
Unsure whether your work qualifies? Our advice is go ahead and make a claim.
For a claim form or more information about Payback 2001 contact DACS on 020 7336 8811 (ask for Debbie) or the Freelance Office.