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Debt Recovery – Small Claims

This information sheet provides an introduction into about how one can chase outstanding payment. It provides clarification on the small claims procedure in each state or territory.

Legal Issues For Language Centres

This Information Sheet seeks to advise Indigenous Language Centres on the some of the legal issues they need to deal with.

Putting works online: FAQs for Artists and Arts Organisations

The arts sector has been hit hard with disruption in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Arts Law has put together answers to some of the most common question’s we’ve received from artists and arts organisations. This edition focuses on putting work online.

COVID-19 FAQs for artists

The arts sector has been hit hard with cancellations and disruption in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Arts Law has put together answers to some of the most common question’s we’ve received from artists and arts organisations.

PPCA Licensing

This information sheet is primarily directed at small Australian record companies and independent artists (i.e. those not signed to a record label) who have signed up to the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA).

Filming in Public Places

This information sheet outlines the legal issues film makers should consider when shooting in public places, including filming live performances and public figures, whether they are filming or recording copyright material (e.g. graffiti, logos, music) and whether their film may be defamatory.

Permission to use an image (eg. The Aboriginal Flag)

The Aboriginal flag has recently featured in the media spotlight as being subject to copyright and not free for public use. In light of this, we have provided a step-by-step guide on how to seek permission for the use of an image with reference to the Aboriginal flag.

Busking Permit Guide for Australian Capital Cities

This is a guide for buskers, street performers and visual artists who practise or perform in public spaces in the hope of receiving donations for their work. This guide outlines each Australian capital city’s process applying for a permit to inform artists and performers about the requirements to perform in public spaces.

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