The NUJ is the UK's principal trade union for journalists including staff and freelance photographers. From early 2008 the NUJ have adopted a policy of providing members with free legal assistance regarding copyright infringement.
EPUK runs a free mailing list for professional photographers, where copyright matters and licensing are recurrent themes. The website contains much useful information for anyone interested in photography. EPUK is the owner of the Copyright Action site.
This Flickr group operates to promote photographers rights by educating Flickr users about copyright and licensing, naming and shaming infringers and formulating responses.
The PLUS! coalition is an industry umbrella group established to devise a Rights Managed licensing matrix primarily for online use by libraries and stock photographers. Originally formed to counter the market appeal of Royalty Free licensing models, PLUS! have now expanded their aims to include the creation of a copyright registry.
National consultative and advisory body representing organisations of copyright owners and performers and others interested in copyright in the UK.
DACS are probably best known among photographers for their annual 'Payback' scheme. This distributes income collected for secondary uses including photocopying from books and magazines, or copying for use as an educational resource in school, college or university. You do not have to be a member of DACS to register for this.
The BAJ is a journalists and photographers trade union. It has a copyright solicitor and also offers free legal representation for freelances in claims for unpaid fees.
The CIoJ is the oldest professional body for journalists in the world. Their view on copyright: 'the legal penalties for blatant copyright infringement seem to range from pathetic to laughable'.
Pro-Imaging has an ongoing initiative to vet competition rules against a Bill of Rights for photographers and to put pressure on organisers who fall short. They operate listings of vetted competitions showing whether the terms conform to good practice. The email address for reporting competitions is email@example.com
The AOP represents fashion, advertising and commercial photographers as well as editorial. AOP's book 'Beyond the Lens' is an essential reference for licensing and copyright matters.