Fight photo free-for-all!
A judge has ruled that the TV programme Tabloid Tales
was allowed to use photographs without permission or payment "for
the purposes of criticism and review".
NUJ member Jason Fraser describes the ruling as "preposterous"
and a "green light to copyright thieves everywhere", Fraser told
Press Gazette: "Criticism and review implies that the
programme was impartial, but I am now in a position to prove that
Tabloid Tales was nothing more than a PR puffing exercise
on behalf of the Beckhams."
Fraser plans to appeal the ruling. The Freelance
will keep you updated on this.