News from April 2015
 
A recap on the latest online copyright infringement news
29th April 2015

 Dallas Buyers Club wins landmark piracy case, ISP Code of Conduct and the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill

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April competitions checked by Arts Law
7th April 2015

Arts Law has checked the terms of 7 competitions closing in April 2015 and rated each of them out of 5 stars. 

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Arts Law supports the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 Arts Law supports the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015
22nd April 2015

Arts Law supports the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 as it allows copyright owners to block access to online locations that engage in the flagrant infringement of copyright. The Bill balances the interests of the copyright owners, ISPs and operators of the online location as the impact of an injunction on each stakeholder will be taken into account before the Court makes a decision to block access to an online location.

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ARTS LAW TELEPHONE LINES TEMPORARILY DOWN
22nd April 2015

As a result of inclement weather in Sydney overnight, our telephone lines are temporarily down. We are working to restore them, but in the meantime, please get in touch with us via the contact form here 

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Arts Law’s service returns to normal
27th April 2015

Arts Law's telephone lines have been restored and our service has returned to normal. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during the outage. We are now working through the backlog of legal queries and are asking that those who have submitted queries recently bear with us as there may be a short delay in responding.

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Copyright or wrong? Copyright basics for artists webinar Copyright or wrong? Copyright basics for artists webinar
28th April 2015

Free Webinar 11AM 21st May 2015

Do you create original artworks, text or songs? Do you ever use other’s material in your own or want to give permission to others to use yours? Come along to this introductory free copyright webinar in which we explain the basics of copyright protection. No prior copyright knowledge required, and we promise to break it into easy to chew bits!

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Etsians and e-commerce: A guide to selling your work on Etsy Etsians and e-commerce: A guide to selling your work on Etsy
28th April 2015

Free Webinar. 11am 7th May 2015

Are you one of the 1.4 million active sellers on Etsy, one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites?  Etsy has become a popular marketplace for independent artists who want to sell their handmade products and crafts around the world. This session is for visual artists, craftspeople and jewellers who want to know how to protect their work online and what to know about the terms and conditions of using the site. 

To Register, click here

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In the Frame: Legal Issues for Filmmakers In the Frame: Legal Issues for Filmmakers
29th April 2015

FREE webinar. 11am 14th May

Creating a film is a collaborative effort. So in order to market and distribute your film, be it online, the big screen or in film festivals, the legal rights of all those who contribute to your film need to be considered. This webinar will explain the copyright basics all filmmakers need to know and how to clear rights and obtain licences to establish a strong chain of title for your film. 

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