This month Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the 2018 National NAIDOC Poster Competition
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.
Dallas Buyers Club wins landmark piracy case, ISP Code of Conduct and the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This month Arts Law has reviewed the Australian Book Review’s 2018 Calibre Essay Prize.
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.
Arts Law checked the terms for the Bank of Melbourne & Melbourne Recital Centre Music Promotion.
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.
Arts Law have checked the terms of the Chippendale New World Art Prize.
Arts Law provided a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Standing Committee on the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006.
Brief submission to the Federal Government supporting submissions made by Australian Copyright Council and others.
Arts Law checked the terms for the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2015.
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.
On 27 October 2012 the Orphan Works Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
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.
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).
Arts Law reviewed the terms and conditions for the High View - Art in Windows competition.
Arts Law checked the terms for the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition.
Read the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s magazine.
Arts Law checked the terms of the Life Art Worldwide Exhibition.
We have reviewed the Commission for Children and Young People SA Logo Design Competition 2017. The competition received a 1 star review.
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.
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).
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.
The Arts Law checked the terms of the Needham Religious Art Prize 2015.
Deloitte Access Economics are produceing a report on the cultural and economic value of Indigenous visual arts.
Arts Law have checked the terms of the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.
Arts Law has checked the terms of the NOW Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize.
Arts Law checked the terms of the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2015.
The Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition receives 3 stars from Arts Law.
Australia will be attending the WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances to be held in Beijing in June this year.
Arts Law checked the Picturing the World Family competition.
We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2018 in the Northern Territory.
Arts Law checked the terms for the RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize.
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.
Arts Law have checked the terms of the Returned to Glory Recycled Art Competition.
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.
Arts Law checked the terms for the Sculptors QLD Annual Exhibition.
Arts Law has checked the terms of Small Works Small Spaces competition.
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.
Arts Law have checked the terms of the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists competition.
Arts law checked the terms for the Togart Contemporary Art Award.
The Sydney Morning Herald and the Age recently published articles relating to Tourism Australia's 'There’s Nothing Like Australia' competition.
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.
Arts Law has checked the terms and conditions for the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition run by APRA/AMCOS and Nordoff-Robbins Music.
The controversial Katoomba stone sculpture depicting Wanjina has been vandalised.