Diabolical Liberties leads call for legal flyposting scheme

LONDON - Ambient media agency Diabolical Liberties has called on local authorities to create an authorised legal street poster scheme, following Camden council's application to serve an Anti Social Behaviour Order on some of the company's staff.

Three employees from Diabolical Liberties and the company's managing director, Tim Horrox, have been served with papers relating to an application for an ASBO and are due to appear in court on August 11.

Camden, along with Westminster Council, has led the charge against illegal flyposting, main carried out on behalf of record labels and other entertainment firms. MTV and BMG have already agreed to stop flyposting in Central London after council pressure.

In a statement, the company said: "Once again, we would like to draw the media's attention to the very real alternative to the criminalisation of cultural advertising in the form of an authorised legal street poster scheme. Already in place around the UK and throughout Europe, these schemes work for both councils and communities."

The statement also promised to contest the ASBO application. "Diabolical Liberties is committed to protecting its employees from any, as yet unproven, legal action. The company will be assisting our staff at every level in the fighting of this case, supporting our team fully throughout the difficult process," the statement continued.

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