2013 IPAF ATOM Awards
21st June 2013

Arts Law checked the terms for the 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards. 

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2018 National NAIDOC Poster Competition Review
24th January 2018

This month Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the 2018 National NAIDOC Poster Competition

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2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award
25th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 run by the Wangaratta Art Gallery (the Gallery) in Victoria. 

The competition is currently open with a submission deadline of 1 March 2019, 5pm AEST. The competition is open to all Australian professional practicing artists working in textile media.

Arts Law has rated this competition 4.5 out of 5 stars.   

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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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Agendo Art Award
15th May 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Agendo Art Award

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ALRC Releases the Final Report for its Inquiry ‘Copyright and the Digital Economy’
13th February 2014

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final report for its inquiry, Copyright and the Digital Economy. The ALRC was tasked with considering whether the current copyright exceptions are adequate in the digital era.

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Arts Law checks the terms of competitions closing in April 2014
26th March 2014

Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch over the terms and conditions of prizes and competitions for artists in Australia and internationally. This month, we rate 11 competitions closing in April 2014.

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Arts Law in discussions with Tropfest
5th December 2012

Arts Law in discussions with Tropfest

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Arts Law responds to the ALRC Copyright Report
9th April 2014

On 13 February 2014, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its final report on Copyright in the Digital Economy.

Most controversially, the report recommends the introduction of fair use in Australia as a defence to copyright infringement replacing the current fair dealing exceptions.

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Arts Law Reviews the Terms of Competitions Closing in March 2014
26th February 2014

Prizes and competitions can be a great way for artists to gain recognition and promote themselves however, many people don’t read the fine print or understand what they are agreeing to by entering. Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch over the terms and conditions of prizes and competitions for artists in Australia and internationally. This month, we rate 19 competitions closing in March.

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Arts Law submission on the Greens Fair Go for Fair Use Bill
4th September 2013

Arts Law recently provided a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications on the Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill 2013

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Arts Law submission to ALRC inquiry into Copyright in the Digital Economy
19th December 2012

In November, Arts Law provided a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into Copyright in the Digital Economy.  The submission has now been published on the ALRC website for public viewining.

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Arts Law submission to ALRC inquiry into Copyright in the Digital Economy - Discussion Paper 79
4th September 2013

At the end of July 2013, Arts Law made another submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into Copyright in the Digital Economy, this time in response to Discussion Paper 79.

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Arts Law submission to Productivity Commission Draft Report - 3 June 2016
6th June 2016

Arts law is particularly concerned by some of the proposals in the draft report. The undervaluation of artists' contributions and the lack of consideration of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property issues, the suggestion that the optimal copyright term is 15 to 25 years after creation, the proposal to remove parallel import restrictions for books and the fair use provisions proposed in the draft report. You can read our full submission here.

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Australian Book Review’s 2018 Calibre Essay Prize Gets it ‘Write’
19th December 2017

This month Arts Law has reviewed the Australian Book Review’s 2018 Calibre Essay Prize.

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Australia’s Health 2012 Art Competition
23rd December 2011

Arts Law has recently become aware of a competition with some unfavourable terms and conditions for artist entrants, and would like to inform artists of the  consequences of these unfavourable terms and conditions so you can make a more informed decision about whether you wish to enter or not.

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Bank of Melbourne & Melbourne Recital Centre Music Promotion
21st June 2013

Arts Law checked the terms for the Bank of Melbourne & Melbourne Recital Centre Music Promotion.

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Bankwest Art Prize 2015
7th April 2015

Arts Law checked the terms for the Bankwest Art Prize 2015.

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Bay of Fires Art Prize
22nd March 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of Bay of Fires Art Prize.

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Biblio Art Award
22nd March 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Biblio Art Award.

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Blake Poetry Prize
15th May 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Blake Poetry Prize.

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Chanel Should Apologise for ‘Boomerang’
19th May 2017

The Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Indigenous Art Code contacted Chanel to request an apology to Indigenous communities over their ‘boomerang’ product that was recently circulating on social media.

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Chippendale New World Art Prize
22nd March 2013

Arts Law have checked the terms of the Chippendale New World Art Prize.

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City of Hobart Art Prize
22nd March 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the City of Hobart Art Prize.

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Cliftons Art Prize 2013
22nd March 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Cliftons Art Prize 2013.

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Copyright amendment bill
30th October 2006

Arts Law provided a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Standing Committee on the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006.

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Crown copyright
8th April 2004

Brief submission to the Federal Government supporting submissions made by Australian Copyright Council and others.

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Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2015
7th April 2015

Arts Law checked the terms for the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2015.

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Directors’ copyright
30th July 2005

Arts Law made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on the need to broaden the very limited rights to copyright for film directors that the Government proposed in June 2005.

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European Union Orphan Works Directive published
5th November 2012

On 27 October 2012 the Orphan Works Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Fair use and fair dealing
8th July 2005

Arts Law made a submission to the review by the Federal Government to examine whether changes needed to be made to the fair dealing exceptions in the Copyright Act.

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Flanagan Art Prize
15th March 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Flanagan Art Prize.

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Free Trade Agreement with the USA (USFTA)
16th April 2004

Arts Law was a member of the Australian Coalition for Cultural Diversity (ACCD) and party to numerous submissions made by the ACCD on the USFTA.  Arts Law made a submission in April 2004 and gave evidence to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT).

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High View - Art in Windows competition
21st June 2013

Arts Law reviewed the terms and conditions for the High View - Art in Windows competition.

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Hunters Hill Art Exhibition
7th April 2015

Arts Law checked the terms for the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. 

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Hutchins Art Prize
15th May 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Hutchins Art Prize.

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Indigenous Culture and Festivals
12th March 2012

Read the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s magazine.

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Iris Award
21st June 2013

Arts Law has checked the terms of the Iris Award.

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Kimberley Art Prize
21st June 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Kimberley Art Prize.

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Life Art Worldwide Exhibition
22nd March 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Life Art Worldwide Exhibition.

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Logo Design Competition Not So Friendly to Artists
1st August 2017

We have reviewed the Commission for Children and Young People SA Logo Design Competition 2017. The competition received a 1 star review.

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May competitions checked by Arts Law
30th April 2014

Art prizes and competitions can be a fantastic way for artists to build their reputation and earn income but do you know what rights you might be giving up simply by entering? Arts Law rates prizes and competitions closing in May out of 5 stars for fairness to artists. 

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Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019
20th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 which is a national photography prize out of NSW organised by the Moran Arts Foundation (MAF).

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My Rode Cast 2019 Competition Review
28th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of My RØDE Cast 2019, a competition being run out of New South Wales.

The deadline for this competition is 12 March 2019. It is an international competition (with the exception of certain listed countries).  

This is an inaugural competition for podcasters, where each entrant creates and submits an original 1–2 minute podcast for judging. The podcasts may be on any subject, in any creative format.

This competition is free to enter and offers several impressive prizes and an opportunity for exposure.

Arts Law has rated this competition 4 out of 5 stars.

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Needham Religious Art Prize 2015
7th April 2015

The Arts Law checked the terms of the Needham Religious Art Prize 2015.

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New research involving private art businesses - take part
5th May 2016

Deloitte Access Economics are produceing a report on the cultural and economic value of Indigenous visual arts.

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Nillumbik Prize 2015
7th April 2015

Arts Law checked the terms for the Nillumbik Prize 2015.

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Northern Rivers Portrait Prize
22nd March 2013

Arts Law have checked the terms of the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.

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NOW Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize
7th April 2015

Arts Law has checked the terms of the NOW Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize.

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NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2015
7th April 2015

Arts Law checked the terms of the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2015.

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Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition
4th February 2016

The Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition receives 3 stars from Arts Law.

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Performers Rights to be examined at WIPO
4th May 2012

Australia will be attending the WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances to be held in Beijing in June this year.

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Picturing the World Family
22nd March 2013

Arts Law checked the Picturing the World Family competition.

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Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2018 Review
11th September 2018

We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2018 in the Northern Territory.

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RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize
21st June 2013

Arts Law checked the terms for the RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize.

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Recognising Artists in prison: a review of the law and policy in Australia* (Position Paper)
21st August 2017

In this paper, Arts Law outlines the different legislative and policy positions between the states in an attempt to educate and foster change. Prisoners have rights too.

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Returned to Glory Recycled Art Competition
22nd March 2013

Arts Law have checked the terms of the Returned to Glory Recycled Art Competition.

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Review: Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019
18th February 2019

Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights and consider this in light of the prize.  Entrants should always take into account the possible profile-raising which may result from being a finalist or winner.  

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize in New South Wales, Australia. 

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Sculptors QLD Annual Exhibition
22nd March 2013

Arts Law checked the terms for the Sculptors QLD Annual Exhibition.

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Silk Cut Award 2013
15th May 2013

Arts Law checked the terms of the Silk Cut Award 2013.

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Small Works Small Spaces Competition
21st June 2013

Arts Law has checked the terms of Small Works Small Spaces competition.

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Submission in Response to Final Report from the Productivity Commission into IP Arrangements
20th February 2017

Arts Law recently lodged our submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements Final Report.

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The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists competition
15th May 2013

Arts Law have checked the terms of the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists competition.

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Togart Contemporary Art Award
22nd March 2013

Arts law checked the terms for the Togart Contemporary Art Award.

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Tourism Australia ‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ competition
26th May 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald and the Age recently published articles relating to Tourism Australia's 'There’s Nothing Like Australia' competition.

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US fair use system not so fair - Letter to the Editor, The Saturday Paper 17 June 2017
19th June 2017

This Letter to the Editor was published in June 17 217 edition of The Saturday Paper in response to the article Artistic Licence by Patricia Aufderheide.

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Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition
21st June 2013

Arts Law has checked the terms and conditions for the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition run by APRA/AMCOS and Nordoff-Robbins Music. 

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Wandjina Sculpture
15th August 2011

The controversial Katoomba stone sculpture depicting Wanjina has been vandalised.

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Wynne Prize
15th April 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald and the Age both recently discussed the controversy arising around Melbourne artist Sam Leach's Proposal for Landscaped Cosmos, the winner of this years Wynne prize.

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