Copyright in Jokes: Whose Line is it Anyway?

Whilst you are unlikely to run into any trouble telling a few of Seinfeld's jokes to your mates at the pub, the situation may change if you decide to incorporate the jokes into a book, an advertising campaign or your own stand up comedy routine.

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Digital Defamation

When it comes to making a statement online it may seem like anything goes: blog rant, LOL-cap someone's photo, flame a forum, whatever. Yet while the Internet is a fantastic space where anyone can have a say on anything it's important to remember that 'real world' defamation laws still apply.

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E-Clauses in Publishing Agreements

The demand for iPads and e-readers continues to grow extraordinarily. This article focuses on e-clauses in publishing agreements and identifies issues to watch out for with the licence for electronic formats. It also discusses one of the impacts of e-clauses, higher royalty rates.

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eLicencing on Social Media sites

Artists should always read the terms and conditions - the Terms of Service (TOS) - instead of instinctively clicking on the button to accept. Taking the time to become informed on important questions about ownership, licensing and deactivating your account may save time and assist in navigating and utilising social media sites to promote artistic endeavours.

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Fair crack: criticism and copyright

Simon Etherington discusses criticism under copyright law.

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From WIPO, Geneva: IGC 19 Report

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.

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Highlights of 2013

The Arts Law Centre of Australia’s Executive Director Robyn Ayres reflects on the year that was and highlights Arts Law’s biggest achievements in 2013.

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