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Arts Law 2021 Art Auction in Review

As our major yearly fundraising event Arts Law held our first ever online art auction this October. We set an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 for artists and for Arts Law. After some nail-biting last minute bids, when the auction finally closed, we had surpassed our goal with a grand total of $118,943. This makes … Continued

Submission: New Remote Engagement Program

Arts Law has made a submission to the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), who are currently seeking input on the design of a new ‘Remote Engagement Program’ to replace the existing Community Development Program (CDP) in remote communities. The CDP is a program in which job seekers in remote Australia were required to participate in minimum hours … Continued

Darwin Art Fair Foundation in collaboration with Arts Law

Arts Law is collaborating with the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) on the development of various resources for Indigenous artists, art centres and arts organisations for use when engaging, or considering engaging, with a designer or fashion house in developing an artist’s images on textiles and fashion items. IP Australia is also a key partner … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: 2021 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award

About  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 consider the possible profile-raising which may result from being … Continued

Cyber Security Awareness

October is Cyber Security Awareness month. A good time to be reminded of our cyber security needs, especially as we’re all receiving more and more fake emails and texts to track deliveries, take up marketing offers and what not.  Cyber scams such as ransomware are on the rise with hackers gaining control of your data … Continued

What new defamation ruling means for your social media

What does the recent ‘Voller’ defamation case mean for your social media pages?  A recent decision in the High Court has clear implications for social media users and organisations who run social media pages.  Dylan Voller became known to the public after he and others were mistreated in a youth detention facility in the Northern Territory. The mistreatment was documented in … Continued

SUBMISSION: Strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives

Arts Law has made a submission to the Cyber, Digital and Technology Division of the Department of Home Affairs, who are currently investigating ways to strengthen Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives to make Australia’s digital economy more resilient to cyber security threats. This work forms part of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020. Arts Law’s submission raises issues around … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: Heritage SnAps Photo Competition 2021

About 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 … Continued

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