By Robyn Ayres and Donna Carstens on 3rd December 2012
In April 2012 Artists in the Black (AITB) commenced its work in FNQ when we attended the first conference of the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA) in Cairns. Here we were able to give the managers and representatives from the Boards of the Indigenous art centres an idea of the legal issues relevant to their work, as well as the services provided by AITB. IACA then assisted by consulting with the art centres to determine which art centres wanted AITB to visit them and the issues they wanted to find out more about.
By Robyn Ayres on 3rd December 2012
As part of the Solid Arts project Arts Law has made a series of short films about different issues relevant to Indigenous arts and intellectual property. The films have been produced on behalf of Arts Law by Pauline Clague (Core Films), an Indigenous filmmaker, and are available on the Solid Arts website. Some of the Solid Arts films include:
Canning Stock Route exhibition – ICIP and moral rights and Copyright and licensing
By Jennifer Arnup on 3rd December 2012
Gadens lawyers, Brooke Spain and Matthew Pieterse traded in their suits and urban surrounds for a 12 day road trip visiting remote Aboriginal communities in Anangu Pitjantjatara Yangkunytjatjara (APY) lands in the north-west of South Australia.
By Robyn Ayres on 26th September 2012
WIPO members continue to debate a new treaty for the protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions. Arts Law’s Executive Director, Robyn Ayres, who participated in the 22nd meeting of WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee on Traditional Cultural Expressions, reports here.
By Delwyn Everard on 30th June 2012
Arts Law celebrates the announcement by the Western Australian government of its commitment to amend its intestacy laws and launches its Artists in the Black intestacy kits for families of Indigenous visual artists.
By Delwyn Everard and Marie-Christin Stenzel on 4th April 2012
Arts Law has successfully pursued changes to the information available on the websites of three major Australian collecting societies. We were concerned about the calculation of the commissions they deduct from the royalties collected on behalf of their members.
By Robyn Ayres on 21st December 2011
Solid Arts provides a toolkit of resources on respecting and protecting Indigenous intellectual property. The 3 year project was funded by the Cultural Ministers Council and will enter its final phase in 2012.
By Arts Law Centre of Australia on 21st December 2011
Arts Law's facebook page already has 466 fans and is a source of current news on legal and political issues affecting the Australian and international arts industries as well as keeping you up-to-date on new resources available from Arts Law.
By Trish Adejei and Louise Buckingham on 26th September 2011
The 19th session of WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) was held in Geneva, WIPO Headquarters, 18-22 July 2011. We (Trish Adjei and Louise Buckingham) went along as observers for Arts Law. We were also privileged to participate in the Indigenous Caucus during the meeting.
By Robyn Ayres on 31st March 2011
In 2010 the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) was contracted through the Cultural Ministers Council to further develop the Indigenous intellectual property toolkit resource over three years (2010-2012). This project has been titled Solid Arts and will include a resources across a number of mediums.
By Delwyn Everard on 24th December 2010
On a warm November evening the Gunnery and Arts Law played host to some forty artists (and a few lawyers) for the event Cameras In Public. With the tone set by a t-shirt with the slogan, "I'm a photographer not a criminal" the next two hours were filled with illuminating – and often very lively – discussion.
By Tim Golder on 30th September 2010
A look at some of the rewarding pro bono work provided by Allens Arthur Robinson for an Indigenous visual artist through Arts Law.
By Ros Stein on 31st December 2006
Ros Stein explains and compares how trade mark laws in Canada, New Zealand and Australia can be used to protect and uphold the rights of Indigenous artists in relation to Indigenous Culture and Intellectual Property (ICIP).
By Robyn Ayres on 30th September 2003
The Arts Law Centre receives a large number of enquiries from artists with concerns in dealing with Indigenous culture and art. As a result of the growing interest in, and the appropriation of, Indigenous art and culture, at least two sets of protocols have recently been developed in Australia.