‘Authentic’ Aboriginal Art - ACCC v Australian Dreamtime Creations
31st March 2010

On 21 December 2009 Justice Mansfield in the Federal Court found that Australian Dreamtime Creations Pty Ltd ('Dreamtime Creations') misled consumers by making misleading representations about artworks using Indigenous art styles. The Court held that Dreamtime Creations breached s.52 of the Trade Practices Act ('Act') which prohibits corporations from engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct.

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AITB in Far North Queensland (FNQ) AITB in Far North Queensland (FNQ)
3rd December 2012

In April 2012 Artists in the Black (AITB) commenced its work in FNQ when we attended the first conference of the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA) in Cairns. Here we were able to give the managers and representatives from the Boards of the Indigenous art centres an idea of the legal issues relevant to their work, as well as the services provided by AITB. IACA then assisted by consulting with the art centres to determine which art centres wanted AITB to visit them and the issues they wanted to find out more about.

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AITB on the Road: Bush Bands Business
29th September 2015

Artists in the Black Coordinator, Jacqueline Cornforth, reports on Arts Law's involvement in the recent Bush Bands Business event.

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Arts Law goes to Geneva and WIPO Arts Law goes to Geneva and WIPO
26th September 2012

WIPO members continue to debate a new treaty for the protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions. Arts Law’s Executive Director, Robyn Ayres, who participated in the 22nd meeting of WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee on Traditional Cultural Expressions, reports here.

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Arts Law seeks improved intestacy laws for Indigenous West Australians
30th September 2008

Arts Law is lobbying the West Australian Government for changes to the laws concerning the administration of the estate of intestate Indigenous people. Delwyn Everard explains why these changes are required.

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Arts Law’s Black Fashion Project Arts Law’s Black Fashion Project
3rd December 2012

Arts Law has developed a suite of legal documents associated with ethical collaborative agreements between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers who wish to work and create together. Together, these agreements form part of Arts Law’s Black Fashion project and have been supported by funding from Arts Queensland.

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Bush Band Business 2012 Bush Band Business 2012
26th September 2012

In 2012, Artists in the Black (AITB) was invited again by Music NT to participate in Bush Bands Business (BBBiz).  Held at the breathtaking Ross River Resort, Bush Bands Business is the professional development and mentoring program for the eight Indigenous bush bands chosen to perform at the Bash in Alice Springs during the annual Desert Festival.

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Cameras in Public Cameras in Public
24th December 2010

On a warm November evening Arts Law played host to some forty artists (and a few lawyers) for the event Cameras In Public. With the tone set by a t-shirt with the slogan, "I'm a photographer not a criminal" the next two hours were filled with illuminating – and often very lively – discussion.

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