Who owns your photos?

It may not be you it seems. Or so says the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act which received royal assent last week. You probably thought, and until last week the law would have agreed with you, that as the creator of your work you owned it, and that others could not use of profit from the work without permission. The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform act includes changes to UK copyright law that allows anyone to use ‘orphan works’ for commercial or non-commercial use, including sub-licensing them.