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.

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