Story Telling - Legal Issues (Artists in the Black Resource)
The art of oral story telling is a fluid art form, and legal issues including copyright, moral Rights and Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property can arise. Read on to learn more about protecting your rights in this form of story telling.
In this information sheet:
This information sheet considers the art of oral story telling in which the form or words used to express a story can change with each telling. It is a fluid art form and includes both traditional and folk tales handed down through generations as well as new stories.
The main legal issues explored in this information sheet are:
Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property
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