Arts Law checked the terms for the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2015.
In December 2014, the Federal Government tasked internet services providers with drafting an industry code to aid the fight against online copyright infringement by users. Arts Law recently made a submission to the Communications Alliance Ltd on the draft ISP Copyright Notice Scheme Industry Code.
On 4 December 2014, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) released an options paper concerning the review of the Australian Designs System. The registered designs system in Australia is concerned with protecting the visual appearance of a manufactured product and has not been reviewed since the commencement of the Designs Act in 2003.
Read Arts Law's response to the Attorney-General's Online Copyright Infringement discussion paper.
Arts Law discusses the need for review of the Australian system of protection for designs in the Jan/Feb edition of the LexisNexis Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin.
On 13 February 2014, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its final report on Copyright in the Digital Economy.
Most controversially, the report recommends the introduction of fair use in Australia as a defence to copyright infringement replacing the current fair dealing exceptions.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released the final report for its inquiry, Copyright and the Digital Economy. The ALRC was tasked with considering whether the current copyright exceptions are adequate in the digital era.
On 7 November 2013, Arts Law made a submission to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property's Review of the Designs System.
Arts Law recently provided a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications on the Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill 2013.