The protection of ideas is always difficult. Peter Carstairs looks at the various ways in which the law protected an idea in the Goggomobil case
Amity discusses recent Federal Court orders in an ACCC action against Queensland art dealers who were selling works incorrectly labeled as ‘authentic' Aboriginal art and artefacts.
Anyone can do photography these days, but awareness of the legal issues around the taking of photographs is less common. Arts Law looks at some of the key issues around popular photography subjects in public spaces.
After 10 years in the Executive Director’s seat at Arts Law I can only say “Time flies when you are having fun”. It is a real privilege to work for such a brilliant organisation as Arts Law with a team of talented and dedicated people who manage to achieve so much for Australia’s artists. That is what Arts Law is all about - the artists and the organisations which support them. How boring would our lives be without the amazing talents of Australia’s creators? We need to make sure that they can afford to put food on the table and that their rights are protected! Below is a snapshot of what we have achieved together this year.
In June 2010 Shock Music Publishing ('Shock'), the publishing arm of Australia's largest independent entertainment company, announced that it had gone into liquidation and appointed administrators to be responsible for the affairs of the company.
If you want to put up a website all about your favourite band make sure not to step on any toes. When it comes to unofficial websites some groups take a pretty harsh stand
The Law Report on the ABC's Radio National recently ran a story about a gallery in the Blue Mountains which has erected a statue featuring creation spirits from Western Australia, a case which highlights the current gaps in protection for Indigenous cultural and intellectual property
So you've found your band members, you've got the instruments, you've come up with some great songs you're ready to show the world - but what's your name? More importantly, how are you going to make sure it stays your name not just for now, but for your future career?