This information sheet includes: what an agency is, how it is created, granting authority to an agent, an agent's obligations, and agency agreements.
This information sheet outlines the legal issues artists or arts organisations should consider when they contemplate working with or using children in any part of the creative or artistic process. In addition to this information sheet, you should read the information sheet that applies specifically to your State or Territory.
Artists should be aware that they might be required to have their works classified. Whether an artist has an obligation to have a particular work classified depends on a number of factors, including the type of work, its content and how it is being used. This information sheet addresses the issues surrounding classification and censorship.
This information sheet considers some issues you should consider before entering creative competitions.
This information sheet is a list of some of the more common legal terms used in drafting, negotiating, discussing, entering or arguing about an agreement.
This information sheet provides an introduction to contracts and agreements, outlining the main areas to consider when a contract has been presented to you, or when drafting a contract yourself.
Copyright is an important asset of creators that gives them legal rights and opportunities to generate income irrespective of the ownership of their physical creation, and irrespective even whether that creation still exists. This information sheet provides basic information on copyright, including dealing with copyright.
Collecting societies collect royalties on behalf of their members. Their members are artists, authors, musicians and other owners of copyright in works (such as music, lyrics, visual art and literature) or other copyright material (such as sound recordings, films, and television broadcasts). They may also be visual artists entitled to resale royalties in respect of their visual artworks.
This information sheet explains the function of a letter of demand for infringement of copyright. It includes a sample letter of demand for copyright infringement.
Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organisation which provides a set of free, generic licences which creators of intellectual property can use to distribute their work to the public digitally. It was launched in the United States in 2001 founded on the concept that people can contribute to a shared 'commons' of creative works by effectively giving up certain rights in a copyright work and allowing others freely to use, adapt, modify and distribute this work.
This information sheet explains the function of a letter of demand for debt recovery. It includes a sample letter of demand for the recovery of money following your supply of goods or services (eg. sale of artwork, performance fees) to a person or organisation.
This information sheet describes the law of defamation as it applies to work published after January 2006. It explains how to minimise the risk of defamation and what the defences are if you are threatened with a defamation action.
This information sheet describes the law of defamation as it applies to work published before January 2006. It explains how to minimise the risk of defamation and what the defences are if you are threatened with a defamation action.
This information sheet provides information about the direct licensing guidelines/policy that all PPCA licensors must have and contains additional information about licensing of sound recordings. For a sample Direct Licensing Guidelines please download the PDF.
This information sheet provides information about employment law for employees in NSW.
This information sheet explains what these terms are, when you are likely to use them or come across them and the effectiveness of such statements.
This information sheet addresses the main legal issues that can arise from online web-based publications, web logs, diaries or newsletters posted on a website by individuals, organisations, businesses or communities.
This information sheet explains the meaning of liability and how you can protect against liability, in particular by taking insurance
An information sheet that explains what mediation is and its strengths as well as describing the Arts Law's mediation service.
Moral rights were introduced into the Copyright Act in 2000 to confer certain protections to authors irrespective of any economic interest in their creation. This information sheet provides basic information on moral rights and their significance for authors.
This information sheet explains what a letter of demand is for breach of moral rights and contains a sample letter of demand for moral rights infringement.
This information sheet and checklist provides an overview of some of the most important issues you need to consider in relation to the organisation of a festival. You can use it as the basis for putting together a business plan or for your own checklist when putting together the festival.
This information sheet provides a description of the two different types of patents. It also provides an outline of how to apply and who can apply for a patent, as well as information on business method patents.
This information sheet outlines the rights held by performers. Update 24/09/2012
How to protect ideas and an outline of confidentiality law. This information sheet includes a sample confidentiality agreement.
This information sheet provides an overview on professional names, including the steps you can take to protect your professional name.
This information sheet provides a summary of, and guide to, the superannuation guarantee charge, including the different aspects of superannuation and the responsibilities of employers, employees and self employed workers.
An explanation of who can apply for a trade mark, how to register a trade mark, and what can be registered as a trade mark. An overview of the registration process, reasons why a application may be refused and preventing others to use your trade mark.
This information sheet addresses unauthorised uses of your image, outlining that there is no specific law in Australia aimed at preventing this from happening. It suggests areas of law that may be used to try and stop an unauthorised use of your image.
This information sheet covers the most important issues that a person should consider and possibly address in a contract when engaging a website developer to create a website.