UK photographers get new copyright protection

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Amateur Photographer has posted a report about a new guide from the UK’s Courts & Tribunal Service that states that: “The general principle that the unsuccessful party will pay the legal costs of the successful party does not apply on the small claims track”. This opens the potential for photographers to sue for breach of copyright within the small claims courts for settlements of up to £5,000 (to be extended to £10,000) without worries about ruinous legal fees. Interestingly, it seems that the US government may also be looking into something similar as it has scheduled hearings through November.