Social media is a great way for artists and arts organisations to connect with people, promote their work and grow their reputation. However, recent developments in the world of online marketing have dramatically changed the way organisations and individuals should use social media websites as promotional tools.
What are the means by which you can protect the use of your image?
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.