Articles from September 2010

Artists & the New Unfair Contract Terms Legislation

By Sally Whiteman on 30th September 2010

The Commonwealth government has introduced new laws regarding unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contracts. These new laws came into effect on 1 July 2010.

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Laugh, Kookaburra Laugh

By Benji Kramer on 30th September 2010

As a follow-up to the landmark Kookaburra decision earlier this year, the Federal Court of Australia has now made its ruling on the damages recoverable from Sony BMG and EMI Songs

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Snapping In The Street

By Joanne Teng on 30th September 2010

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.

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The Death of Shock and its Impact on Australian Artists

By Aaron Taranto on 30th September 2010

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.

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The New Australian government and the Arts

By Rebecca Laubi on 30th September 2010

Backed by the Greens and three independents, the Australian Labor Party has recently formed a government following the 21 August 2010 elections, with Simon Crean appointed Minister for Regional Affairs, Local Government and the Arts.

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The Wandjina case demonstrates the lack of protection for Indigenous culture

By Robyn Ayres on 30th September 2010

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

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