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Artwork Licensing Toolkit for Indigenous Art Centres

This information sheet explains how art centres can systematically manage copyright licensing requests for the use of artists’ work. It describes the various sample agreements contained in the Art Centre IP Licensing Toolkit. It can be used in conjunction with the suggested Copyright Licence Fee Schedules (available for separate purchase).

Purchase the Artwork IP Licensing Toolkit here.

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Business Structures

This information sheet explains the difference between incorporated and unincorporated groups and some of the other issues you need to consider when looking at what business structure would suit you or your group.

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Certificates of Authenticity

The authenticity of an Aboriginal artwork is important not only for ethical and legal reasons but because it has significant value in the art market. The problem facing Aboriginal artists and communities is how to protect authentic artwork from rip offs made by non-Indigenous people.

Contracts

This information sheet gives you an understanding of what a contract is and how to protect yourself when making contracts.

Copyright

This information sheet describes what copyright is and how you can use it to protect your artistic work.

Copyright And Wills

This fact sheet provides information about:

  • reasons for an artist to have a will;
  • what a will can say, copyright arrangements that can be set out in a will;
  • where to find a sample will;
  • how to change a will.
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Drama, Performance And Dance

This fact sheet provides information on:

  • the nature of copyright in dramatic works;
  • the rights of copyright owners;
  • when to get permission from the copyright owner;
  • exceptions to the need to get permission;
  • duration of copyright;
  • royalties;
  • resources.
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Governance

Governance is about how to run a healthy organisation. This information sheet describes the fundamentals of good governance and provides links to further resources.

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Indigenous Art Code Compliance Table

This information sheet outlines the main aspects of the Indigenous Art Code Compliance Table for Indigenous Art Centres.

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Intestacy Kit - ACT

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist families of Indigenous artists who passed away without making a will. If the artist did leave a will, see the Wills Kit. The development of this resource is made possible through the support of Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) and DLA Piper. For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit - NSW

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist the families of Indigenous artists who have passed away without making a will. The development of this resource is made possible though the support of Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit - NT

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist families of Indigenous artists who passed away without making a will. If the artist did leave a will, see the Wills Kit. The development of this resource is made possible through the support of Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) and DLA Piper. For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit - QLD

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist the families of Indigenous artists who have passed away without making a will. The development of this resource is made possible though the support of Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit - VIC

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist the families of Indigenous artists who have passed away without making a will. The development of this resource is made possible though the support of Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit - WA (post 7 August 2013)

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist families of Indigenous artists who passed away on or after 7 August 2013 without making a will. If the artist did leave a will, see the Wills Kit. If the artist passed away without a will before 7 August 2013 please see the Intestacy Kit - WA (pre 7 August 2013)

The development of this resource is made possible through the support of Copyright Agency Ltd . For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit - WA (pre 7 August 2013)

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist families of Indigenous artists who passed away without making a will. If the artist did leave a will, see the Wills Kit. The development of this resource is made possible through the support of Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) and Jackson MacDonald. For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit – South Australia

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist families of Indigenous artists who passed away without making a will. If the artist did leave a will, see the Wills Kit. The development of this resource is made possible through the support of Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) and DLA Piper. For the complete version please download the document.

Intestacy Kit – Tasmania

This Intestacy Kit has been developed to assist families of Indigenous artists who passed away without making a will. If the artist did leave a will, see the Wills Kit. The development of this resource is made possible through the support of Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) and DLA Piper. For the complete version please download the document.

Introduction To Intellectual Property

This fact sheet introduces:

  • intellectual property laws;
  • Indigenous heritage and Indigenous cultural and intellectual property;
  • problems encountered by Indigenous people seeking to protect their art and culture using intellectual property laws;
  • creative ways to maximise legal protection, such as notices; and
  • international developments relating to Indigenous intellectual property and policy.
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Licensing

This information sheet explains the different types of licences and how they operate.

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Media Arts

This fact sheet provides information on:

  • the nature of copyright in media art;
  • the rights of copyright owners in media art; 
  • when to get permission from the copyright owner of media art;
  • exceptions to the need to get permission;
  • duration of copyright in media art;
  • issues for using Indigenous arts in media art;
  • Indigenous protocols; and
  • resources.
Moral Rights

This information sheet gives a brief introduction to the moral rights of an artist.

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The Visual Arts And Crafts

This fact sheet provides information about:

  • the nature of an artistic work
  • copyright in an artistic work
  • the rights of a copyright owner
  • how long copyright lasts
  • who owns copyright
  • using copyright: licensing and assigning
  • help with licensing
  • works of artistic craftsmanship
  • commissioned works
  • copying artistic works
  • using images of Indigenous art works
  • notices of custodial interest
  • selling online
  • sensitive material
  • bios, photos and stories
  • resources
     
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Wills Kit - Queensland

This Wills Kit has been developed to assist families of Indigenous visual artists who made a will before they passed away. If the artist passed away without making a will, see the Queensland Intestacy Kit. The development of this resource is made possible through the support of Copyright Agency Limited.