Appropriation in art gained recent media attention following the awarding of the 2010 Wynne Prize to Sam Leach. This article outlines some of the copyright and consumer protection issues facing artists in the context of appropriation.
A Victorian Supreme Court case in March 2010 brings hope to artists seeking to protect their reputations against art dealers selling fake artworks. The case, Blackman v Gant, involved eminent Australian artists Charles Blackman and Robert Dickerson bringing action against the art dealer who sold fake artworks under their names.
Recently Tourism Australia ran a competition called 'Nothing like Australia' which attracted 29,031 photo entries. While the competition itself may have seemed innocuous it was the face of a set of very onerous terms and conditions.
So you've found your band members, you've got the instruments, you've come up with some great songs you're ready to show the world - but what's your name? More importantly, how are you going to make sure it stays your name not just for now, but for your future career?