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Insurance claims in the aftermath of floods

It is important to understand how flood and other water-related events may be covered under your insurance policy. Insurance policies are full of custom-made terms and definitions which may differ between every insurer.  Standard definition of flood in Australia  Flood is defined in the law as: “The covering of normally dry land by water that … Continued

Non-fungible Token (NFT)

Introduction  This information sheet explains what Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are and how they are commonly used. It will cover some basic technological concepts involved with NFTs, including “blockchain”, “smart contracts”, “minting”, and “cryptocurrencies.” It will also cover legal issues to be aware of when dealing with NFTs.   NFTs: the basics  What is an NFT?  An … Continued

Fashion and textiles – for artists and designers

This information sheet covers the laws available to protect the interests of artists and designers (Creators) who are looking to commercialise their creative work in the fashion and textile industries. Intellectual property laws such as copyright, designs and trade mark laws  protect the interests of such Creators. What sort of protection applies depends on the … Continued

Business Structures

1. Why are business structures important?  Whether you are an artist, (eg. painter, actor, musician, director) or an arts organisation, in today’s world you are also in business – at least if you want to make a living out of your art or survive as an organisation. This information sheet explains the difference between incorporated and unincorporated groups … Continued

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.

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