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Media Release: A Step Forward to Stop the Fakes

The Arts Law Centre of Australia, the Indigenous Art Code and Copyright Agency | Viscopy welcomed the proposed introduction of legislation to end the practice of the production and sale of art products and merchandise which misappropriates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture.The Arts Law Centre of Australia, the Indigenous Art Code and Copyright Agency | Viscopy today welcomed the proposed introduction of legislation to end the practice of the production and sale of art products and merchandise which misappropriates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture.

Arts Law submission to Productivity Commission Draft Report – 3 June 2016

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.

Repeal of unfair WA intestacy laws comes into full effect

Great news! The repeal of unfair WA intestacy laws came into full effect on Wednesday 7 August 2013.

of the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 (WA) – See more at: https://www.artslaw.com.au/advocacy/entry/wa-government-repeals-unfair-intestacy-laws/#sthash.VtGmUMxd.dpuf
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