SUBMISSION: Select Committee on Adopting AI

On 10 May 2024 Arts Law made a submission to the Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI). The committee called for submissions about the opportunities for and impact on Australia arising out of the uptake of AI technologies in Australia. Our submission focused on the impact of generative AI technologies on artists. Generative AI … Continued

WA welcomes Sarah

This month Arts Law welcome Perth based solicitor Sarah Oldfield into the team on a 12 month secondment to Arts Law through HBA Legal.

Congratulations to our Pro Bono Award Winners!

Last year our clients benefited from 3999 hours of pro bono work. Each year we recognise extraordinary contributions of volunteer lawyers, firms and other professionals at our annual Pro Bono Awards event of the legal community to Arts Law and Australia’s artists. Pro Bono Award winners each receive a limited edition print Bushasb, from the … Continued

MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Report confirms that Fake Art Harms Culture but stops short of enforcing ban.

The Productivity Commission report into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts, released today, confirms what we already know… fake art harms culture. Up to 75% Indigenous-style consumer products in the market are fake. The commission report has recommended a mandatory labelling scheme for inauthentic products. Labelling ‘fake art’ is not good enough. … Continued

Garth Tinsley shares his experience in the Kimberley

This month, Arts Law completed an outreach trip to the West Kimberley in Western Australia, visiting three art centres. Arts Law lawyers, Rob Bitmead and Roxanne Lorenz were accompanied by Garth Tinsley, special counsel at Lavan. We all arrived on Sunday afternoon in scenic Broome and were able to soak in some of the beautiful … Continued

Fake Art Harms Culture: our latest submission

Earlier this month, Arts Law, the Copyright Agency and the Indigenous Art Code submitted a second joint submission to the Productivity Commission’s study into the market for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts as part of the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign. The joint submission, which is yet to be published, responds to … Continued