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Changes to UK copyright law will soon mean that you may need to take out a licence to photograph classic designer objects even if you own them. That's the result of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which extends the copyright of artistic objects like designer chairs from 25 years after they were first marketed to 70 years after the creator's death. In most cases, that will be well over a hundred years after the object was designed. During that period, taking a photo of the item will often require a licence from the copyright owner regardless of who owns the particular object in question.
Thank you the government! Either you are stupid, or in the pockets of copyright holders, probably a bit of both if recent decisions are anything to go by.
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More likely to be law of unintended consequences...
The most stupid thing about this is that it removes free advertising for the actual maker, ie, if you take a photograph and hundreds see it, some might want to buy it.
Same thing goes for music. For years my Youtube videos had Jethro Tull, Vangelis and Queen music, and younger viewers used to ask what music is that, I told them, and then they might go out and buy it, if they wanted more.
But now under Youtube 3rd party music copyright, these songs were removed, so no free advertising anymore for these groups.