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The British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, or BAPLA, is the trade association for picture libraries in the UK and has been a trade body since 1975. Members include the major news, stock and production agencies as well as sole traders and cultural heritage institutions. A substantial percentage of images seen every day in print and digital media is supplied by BAPLA members. BAPLA's core objectives: ~ Represent picture libraries and agencies of all sizes and types. ~ Encourage best practice within the industry. ~ Lobby at UK and international level to ensure the core principles of our industry are protected. ~ Develop and deliver solutions on 21st Century copyright. ~ Channel the knowledge and expertise of the wider picture community. Please visit BAPLA's website for more information.