24 August

About Digital issues

Advances in digital communication technologies have created new and exciting opportunities for artists in the way they create, promote, perform and exhibit their work to a global audience. At the same time, the online environment poses unprecedented risks in terms of the potential for misappropriation and infringement. There is a growing lobby advocating for online freedom to appropriate without restriction that is ultimately destructive of artistic creativity. Arts Law advocates for necessary minimum regulation of online platforms to give effect to child protection measures, comply with defamation, copyright and other relevant laws but which does not unjustifiably impede freedom of artistic expression. Arts Law supports a regulatory framework which balances the lawful use of digital media with interests of artists who wish to create legitimate art works. Arts Law also advocates for appropriate reforms to be made to Australia’s National Classification Scheme in alignment with the changing digital environment.