News from May 2015
 
ACIP releases Final Report on Review of Designs System ACIP releases Final Report on Review of Designs System
8th May 2015

On 7 May 2015, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property released to the public the Final Report for its Review of the Australian Designs System.

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Arts Law responds to Australia Council funding announcement
22nd May 2015

Arts Law like many key organisations funded by the Australia Council is shocked by the budget cuts and the likely impact this will have on our services. We will keep you updated about any changes we have to make to manage a very difficult situation. If you have benefited from our services or understand how important it is for the arts community to be able to access legal advice services please consider making a donation this year.

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e-publishing e-publishing
5th May 2015

FREE webinar. 4pm 11th May. Are you a writer using e-publishing to get out there? This free webinar on the topic of e-publishing will take you through some of the key terms to look out for in e-publishing agreements and explain how copyright and e-publishing works. Not to be missed for authors and those working online to distribute their work.

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e-publishing (webinar repeat) e-publishing (webinar repeat)
5th May 2015

FREE webinar. 11am 15th June. Are you a writer using e-publishing to get out there? This free webinar on the topic of e-publishing will take you through some of the key terms to look out for in e-publishing agreements and explain how copyright and e-publishing works. Not to be missed for authors and those working online to distribute their work.

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Etsians and e-commerce: A guide to selling your work on Etsy (webinar repeat) Etsians and e-commerce: A guide to selling your work on Etsy (webinar repeat)
5th May 2015

Free Webinar. 6pm 6th July 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. 

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Hearts for Arts Law presents: Laugh your arts off! Hearts for Arts Law presents: Laugh your arts off!
11th May 2015

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Hearts for Arts Law presents 'Laugh Your Arts Off!' a rip-roaring night of stand-up comedy at King St Brewhouse. 

For one night only, 8 local stand-up comedians will take the stage to dazzle you with their wit and the very finest in law humour!

All proceeds help to fund the essential work of the Arts Law Centre, Australia's only national community legal service for artists and arts orgs.

Bring your mates, dates, partners and co-workers down to the Brewhouse for some comedy gold! 

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In the Frame: Legal Issues for Filmmakers (webinar repeat) In the Frame: Legal Issues for Filmmakers (webinar repeat)
5th May 2015

FREE webinar. 6pm 22nd June

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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Prizes & Competitions Star-rating System
1st May 2015

Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch of prizes and competitions for artists in Australia and internationally, for their terms and conditions dealing with copyright and moral rights. Arts Law rates those terms and conditions out of 5 stars.

If a Prize or Competition would like Arts Law to review its terms for fairness to artists and provide best practice advise concerning amendments to those terms, please email artslaw@artslaw.com.au

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