Stop planning documents being downloaded & used without permission in breach of copyright
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Sign the petition to ask the Planning Portal and all Local Planning Authorities to reject planning applications which use material downloaded from a planning website and used without the permission of the copyright holder. Ask the Planning Portal and Local Planning Authorities to make planning applicants agree not to infringe copyright.
Local Planning Authorities display planning applications on the internet – maps, plans, drawings, reports. A treasure trove of documents, protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - but you may need to employ a solicitor and incur significant legal costs if your work is used without permission.
We have recently suffered copyright infringement over a planning application and this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
If you have copyright material on a planning website this could happen to you.
Protect copyright: sign the petition to ask all planning authorities to reject planning applications which use documents such as maps, plans, drawings and reports downloaded from a planning website and used without the permission of the copyright holder. Also, ask the Planning Portal and Local Planning Authorities to make planning applicants agree not to infringe copyright; this could easily be integral to the planning application process. We do not expect Local Planning Authorities to check the copyright of all submissions, but if a breach is brought to their attention they must act and remove the relevant documents and potentially reject the application.
IT IS OUR COPYRIGHT AND ALL LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITIES SHOULD PROTECT IT
Copyright notices should be displayed prominently on planning websites by Local Planning Authorities warning of the penalties of infringement.
Twickenham Alive (Ice Rink) Limited
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