Authors Rights UK

UK COPYRIGHT FOR CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Though the UK participates in copyright law for directors, actors, composers and writers there is no such law in relation to technicians. The UK shares much of its law in relation to film copyright with the USA and as that country is diametrically opposed to granting any rights to DP's or any other film technician (including for some auxiliary rights directors) the UK has followed suit. At the current time the UK government is totally opposed to any change of law in this respect.