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SUBMISSION Fake Art Harms Culture: Productivity Commission study

On 9 February 2022, Arts Law the Copyright Agency and the Indigenous Art Code Limited made a joint submission to the Productivity Commission’s study into the market for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts. Grounded in the National Agreement for Closing the Gap and the principles of the United Nations’ Declaration on … Continued

Fake Art Harms Culture – updates and the National Indigenous Visual Art Action Plan

Since 2016, following representations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and artists, key peak bodies, the Arts Law Centre of Australia, Indigenous Art Code and Copyright Agency began to explore how to best respond to concerns about the growing presence of inauthentic ‘Aboriginal style’ art and craft products and merchandise for sale across … Continued

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign – Proposed legislation rejected by Parliament

By Lee Elsdon (Solicitor, Arts Law), Roxanne Lorenz (Solicitor, Arts Law) and Kelvin Yeung (Intern, University of Sydney Law School)  In 2016, Arts Law together with the Indigenous Art Code and the Copyright Agency launched the ‘Fake Art Harms Culture’ Campaign to raise awareness of the growing presence of inauthentic ‘Aboriginal style’ art and craft products and … Continued

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