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Arts Law publishes a number of information sheets to help inform you about your rights as an artist. The Artists in the Black program has produced a series of information sheets to address legal issues that relate to Indigenous artists and communities, and are available for FREE download.

You may print a copy for a non-profit purpose, provided you print the whole information sheet and do not alter it in any way. Contact Arts law to reproduce any information sheet for any other purpose (including for educational purposes).

For a more extensive list of information sheets available from the Arts Law website please click here.

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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 in music and lyrics

    This information sheet explains copyright in music and lyrics as it relates to musicians.

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    Glossary: What do the words mean?

    This information sheet explains the meaning of some important legal terms.

    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.

    © Arts Law Centre of Australia 2012

    Indigenous Artist and Art Centre Sample Agreement - information for artists

    This information sheet discusses the main aspects of the Indigenous Artist and Art Centre Agreement Sample Agreement.

    Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct

    This information sheet outlines the main aspects of the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct.

    © Arts Law Centre of Australia 2012

    Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP)

    This information sheet describes what ICIP is and what aspects of ICIP are currently protected under Australian law.

    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.

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    Licensing

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

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