Creating games raises a myriad of legal issues. Learn how to protect rights and when to use our sample agreements Game Development Services Agreement, Game Loan Agreement, Music Commission Agreement for Games and Music Licence for Games.
This information sheet addresses legal issues that can arise when creating computer games, including the copyright in the various elements that make up a computer game such as the artistic works and the computer programs that operate the game. The discussion of copyright covers the use of ‘authoring’ programs and…
Federal, State and Territory laws all impact on how an artist works with children as part of the creative or artistic process. This information sheet looks at Australia’s national laws relevant to working with children including the censorship regime related to the classification of films, computer games and other
This sample Music Commission Agreement for Games should be used when a game developer wants a composer, musician or band either to create original music for use in the developer’s game or to adapt existing music into a new composition or arrangement. Under the agreement, the composer is also
This sample Music Licence for Games (often referred to as a synchronisation licence or master licence) is for use where a game developer wants to synchronise existing music and an existing master recording of the music to a soundtrack for a game. It is appropriate when the composer of the…
This sample Games Development: Services Agreement should be used when a game developer or game development company is developing an interactive media project (Game) and wants to engage a third party contractor, such as an animator, programmmer or graphic artist. This is not an employment agreement. This sample agreement includes…
This comic is about the importance of respecting and protecting Indigenous cultural property.
This comic provides information about what to do when someone infringes your copyright.
This comic provides information about how your moral rights might be infringed and what to do about it.
Corporate sponsorship is assuming an increasingly important role in the arts. This guide outlines the different forms of sponsorship that an artist or arts organisation may need to seek from a commercial organisation and what should be included in a sponsorship agreement.
This resource includes information on partnerships, including key issues to be considered within a partnership agreement, and a checklist for business partnerships.
Katherine Giles, Alison Patchett, Lauren Mason and Samantha Joseph provide an overview of some of the important arts-related cases of 2005.
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. Our Solid Arts project concluded in 2012. For more information on Indigenous Arts Law, please visit our Artists in the Black website.
In the 2011-2012 Budget, the Federal Government announced reforms to the regulation and governance of charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations. The reforms are aimed at rectifying inadequacies in the current framework by simplifying how the NFP sector is regulated. The effect will be the reduction of red tape, in addition…
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