Media art is the use of many different art forms in one work (film, photography, sound, light etc). This fact sheet provides information on the nature of copyright in media art, issues for using Indigenous arts in media art and Indigenous protocols.
This information sheet addresses the legal issues that can arise for artists, and especially filmmakers, creating multi-platform works and provides necessary information concerning what steps can/should be taken by multi-platform creators to protect and secure their rights.
The Internet provides artists with a platform to access a worldwide audience for their work. Social media, in particular, is a ready-made do-it-yourself mechanism for distributing, promoting, exhibiting and even selling creative content whether music, visual art, film, literature or other multi-platform art forms. This information sheet addresses the legal…
This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Media, Filming and Photography should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to any filming or photography at the art centre. It applies to all filming and photography whether by visitors such as tourists or…
This sample Copyright Licence for Collecting Institutions agreement should be used when a museum or other institution holding a collection of artefacts or artworks, including cinematographic or multimedia works or works of artistic craftsmanship or other copyright materials, wishes to make and publish a digital copy of a work for…
This sample WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION DEED should be used when a person takes part in a workshop in which they will create copyright material, for example by writing text, composing music, creating new dance movement or coming up with new lines for a play, and possibly performs the material created. The…
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.
This comic is about the importance of respecting and protecting Indigenous cultural property.
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.
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The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is pleased to comment on the Productivity Commission Issues Paper.
Arts Law's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan details our commitment to achieving justice and recognition for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
Artists in the Black produced a series of new educative animations to help artists understand copyright, moral rights, wills, Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property and resale royalty in partnership with CAAMA. Browse through all the animations in the playlist below!
Arts Law helps all sorts of artists at every stage of their careers. Here, artist Alexia Sinclair, writer Robert Drewe and The Lovely Days give an insight into the importance of knowing your rights and getting all the legal stuff sorted.
In 2013, Artists in the Black was contacted by an Indigenous writer seeking assistance with a contract he had received from Mirvac for the use of his published works in Mirvac’s new development at 8 Chifley Square in Sydney.
P.D. Casely-Hayford is an experimental filmmaker, visual sound and performance artist. One of her most recent experimental films Confidential Despatch was officially selected for the 2014 International Black Women's Film Festival in San Francisco, U.S.A. She is currently completing a PhD that focuses on experimental film, moving image,
Well Placed Cactus specialises in the development of interactive games and apps that include serious cognitive testing games and gamified motion-sensing experiences. Well Placed Cactus approached Arts Law because they wanted to amend their standard contracts to better control the intellectual property they retained in their work, especially in the…