HOSPICE BASKS IN A “FIELD OF LIGHT”!

Field of LightACID (Anti Copying in Design) member, sculptor and artist Bruce Munro, is the creator of the ‘Field of Light’ sculpture. The life size sculpture has previously been on high profile display at Long Knoll House, Kilmington in Wiltshire, in the window of Harvey Nicholls in Oxford Street and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Without asking permission, a photographer had been commissioned by a record company, Snapper Music to provide a graphic for use on the cover of an unofficial Pink Floyd DVD.

Pink Floyd Management revealed that the album was in fact not an official Pink Floyd Publication. Despite initial reluctance to act, the CD producers acknowledged that the photograph had been taken and included without the consent of Bruce Munro and therefore infringed his copyright. Trying to justify his actions, the photographer, when questioned, stated that a family member had said it would be OK, so, “I thought it was fine” but nevertheless acknowledged that he had never actually spoken to Bruce Munro prior to taking the photograph.

Bruce Munro decided not to pursue this in Court and struck a pro-bono deal with Niall Head Rapson of ACID Accredited law firm, McDaniel & Co who successfully negotiated an initial donation of £1,000 and subsequent yearly fee of £750 towards the Ty Hafan Hospice, as well as an official acknowledgement of Licence to Bruce Munro on the back cover of the DVD. Bruce Munro, commenting on the payment and admission, said, “Being a member of ACID has proved thoroughly worthwhile. I am extremely grateful to Niall for providing a creative solution to a legal problem and delighted that Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice received the just remuneration derived from the Field of Light sculpture.”

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