Government passes 'land grab' copyright law
The government has passed the "Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act" last week. This law contains provisions to hand over copyright ownership of 'orphaned works' to anyone who wants to use them, so long as that person/organisation has performed a 'diligent search'.
What this all means is this: You upload a photo to a website, and it doesn't contain any meta data outlining your ownership and you don't label it with a copyright notice etc..., then someone can come along do a cursory check for ownership and then use it without further hassle. They can even resell it.
The Reg has a reasonable article about it.
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now ? The Register