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 Info Sheets 65 Results SEE ALL
Street photographer’s rights

Can I take a photograph in public that contains images of people I don’t know? Can I take a photo of a famous landmark or of the front of someone’s house and later sell it? Read on to find out!

Putting Your Film or Photo Online

This information sheet outlines the legal issues artists or arts organisations should consider when planning to put films and photos online.

Unauthorised use of your image

This information sheet addresses unauthorised uses of your image, outlining that there is no specific law in Australia aimed at preventing this from happening. It suggests areas of law that may be used to try and stop an unauthorised use of your image.

 Sample Agreements 18 Results SEE ALL
Moral Rights Infringement - Letter of Demand

This sample agreement explains how to prepare a letter to send to a person or organisation you believe is infringing your moral rights. The first step is to understand your moral rights and make a careful assessment as to whether they are being infringed. Arts law has an information sheet…

 Checklists & Guides 3 Results
Displaying visual art on the internet

The purpose of these guidelines is to codify the best practice for the reproduction and communication of visual art via digital distribution methods in Australia, whether such reproduction or communication is for commercial purposes or otherwise.

Sponsorship agreements guide

Corporate sponsorship is assuming an increasingly important role in the arts. This guide outlines the different forms of sponsorship that an artist or arts organisation may need to seek from a commercial organisation and what should be included in a sponsorship agreement.

Business partnership checklist

This resource includes information on partnerships, including key issues to be considered within a partnership agreement, and a checklist for business partnerships.

 Articles 50 Results SEE ALL
Snapping In The Street
30th September 2010

Anyone can do photography these days, but awareness of the legal issues around the taking of photographs is less common. Arts Law looks at some of the key issues around popular photography subjects in public spaces.

Unauthorised photography on the internet
30th June 2006

Katherine Giles discusses the issues raised in the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General discussion paper, 'Unauthorised Photographs on the Internet and Ancillary Privacy Issues'.

The Devil in the detail
25th September 2012

Competitions provide a necessary forum for artists, especially those embarking on their artistic careers, to advertise and promote their particular talent to a wider audience and to seek and possibly secure future commissioning for their work. For all manner of artists, creating works for and entering competitions at one stage…

 Video & Audio 41 Results SEE ALL
 Case Studies 6 Results SEE ALL
A photographer finds her photos online without her permission - what next?

Arts Law was approached by a professional photographer who was concerned about retaining copyright in photographs that she had taken professionally. She had taken multiple photos of a friend and had given them copies to show their family. She later discovered that some of the photos had been uploaded to…

Commissioned photographs and copyright ownership

Arts Law advised a professional photographer. The photographer had been commissioned to take commercial photos for a client, a bridal dress retail business. Models and hair and makeup artists were hired. Ordinarily, the photographer provides agreements for his photography services to his clients and has all models sign release forms,…

 Books & eBooks 2 Results
The Arts Insurance Handbook (3rd edition)

A user-friendly guide to the insurance world for artists and non-profit arts organisations. It outlines the various types of insurance cover available and offers tips on what to look out for when buying insurance, reducing insurance costs, public liability and insurance for volunteers, where to shop for insurance and how…

Business Structures and Governance: A Practical Guide for the Arts

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) has substantially subsidised this publication for artists, now only $5.00 A practical guide for artists and arts organisations, this book provides a user-friendly guide to the different business structures and governance for arts organisations.