Vale David Dalaithngu

Arts Law | Artists in the Black is deeply saddened by the passing of David Dalaithngu. One of Australia’s finest artists in any medium, Dalaithngu was a trailblazing actor, dancer, singer and painter whose work opened the door for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in Australian film, theatre and art.  A Yolŋgu man of … Continued

Congratulations Roxanne Lorenz, Senior Solicitor

Arts Law is proud to announce that Roxanne Lorenz has been promoted to the role of Senior Solicitor. Roxanne is a valuable member of the team who has been a part of the Arts Law family for many years. Roxanne understands the commercial realities for creators and creative organisations protecting their intellectual property with first-hand … 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

New photographer, designer and performer contract templates

Are you a designer, photographer or performer who wants to understand more about how your relationship with clients or commissioners works? We have a range of new contract templates that can help protect your rights when working with others. We also have a new collaboration agreement that is useful for any artist or organisation looking … Continued

New additions to the Arts Law team

Please join us in welcoming three new members of the Arts Law Team. Mary Ventura has joined us in the new role of Communications Officer.  She has been busy working on making engaging content for our social media channels, our website and e-newsletter art+LAW. A student at UNSW Art & Design, Mary is currently undertaking … Continued

SUBMISSION: Digital Platforms Services Inquiry – Report on General Online Retail Marketplaces

Arts Law has made a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), who are currently examining general online retail marketplaces (such as eBay Australia, Amazon Australia,, and Kogan’) as part of their ongoing five-year inquiry into digital platform services. In Arts Law’s submission, we raised the following issues which we are aware impact … Continued