There was recently a change to Copyright Law in the UK which seemed to throw away any form of Copyright protection, as it seemed to state that if someone couldn't find the original copyright owner, there was deemed to be no copyright ("Honest guv, I looked for 1 second, couldn't find any ownership info, so it's now mine")
There was a petition against this to The Government and a response has been given
Read the Petition and the response http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49422
The key part of the response in my mind is that the Government believe that EXIF metadata will now be used to assess who has ownership, whilst then going on to state that ...
"A Working Group has been set up by the industry-led Copyright Hub to consider the issue of metadata and try to obtain cross-industry agreement on ensuring that metadata is not removed from copyright works."
i.e. they think that there are flaws in this approach
Is anyone aware of any mechanism which ensures that Metadata will ALWAYS stay with a photo, regardless of how the file is saved or manipulated?