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).
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.
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.
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.
This checklist is designed to help you, the maker, have better and more complete contracts with the people or businesses who commission you, and is a starting point for dealing with some of the key issues to be aware of when being commissioned to make pieces/works/designs for a client or customer.
We have four Cultural and Intellectual Property Policies available to ensure you are following best practice policies when working with Indigenous art centres and artists.
Practical resources and best practice information for use in major collaborative arts projects involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists.
An information sheet to guide you through what moral rights infringement looks like and some steps you can take if you feel you have been infringed.
For many artists, plant and animal material form a central part of the artworks that they create. This can raise unique legal issues, as certain plants and animals are subject to strict laws in Australia.
These Guidelines set out the steps of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options under the ADR service provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law’s ADR Service).