Copyright can be a thorny issue at times, but anyone who creates for example; a photograph, illustration, piece of music or computer game, will no doubt want to protect their work from unauthorised use, especially in these times where so many works are in electronic form, across multiple media platforms day to day. It is challenging if not impossible, to monitor copyright infringement and it will almost always continue to happen. Like many things, education is the key and being aware of the key points of copyright is both useful in terms of reminding ourselves as authors of work and informing those intending to beg, steal or borrow work without permission.
In the UK, The Royal Photographic Society works closely with other organisations and photographers to provide support on the sharing and using of images. More information is available on their website The list below, published by the British copyright council is an introduction to the rules that apply to most works in the UK.