About Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize. … Continued
Arts Law has been funded by the Federal Government’s Indigenous Languages Australia program and is working on a “Digital Deeds” project with First Languages Australia to develop best practice template agreements for language centres to use in contracting with contributors, communities and purchasers to ensure they’re readily accessible for the language centres based throughout the country. These contracts will address the licensing of copyright in the language resources.
This NAIDOC week, Hearts For Arts Law (HFAL) partnered with the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation to host an exclusive screening of Warwick Thornton’s thought-provoking documentary We Don’t Need a Map. Ticket sales raised over $2000 for Arts Law and our Artists in the Black service. A few lucky viewers also won signed copies of … Continued
Every year around August you will catch 300 young lawyers take over the slopes at Thredbo as part of LAWSKI, an annual three day skiing and social event for lawyers. This year Arts Law was delighted to be selected as the LAWSKI 2019 charity partner. A range of items were auctioned at the Tyrrell’s Black … Continued
Arts Law senior solicitor, Donna Robinson, accompanied by lawyer Courtney Daunt from Hall & Wilcox travelled to Aurukun on the Gulf of Carpentaria and to Yarrabah, near Cairns during the week beginning 29 July 2019. Courtney was assisting Arts Law as part of Hall & Wilcox’s pro-bono program. The journey involved flying from our home bases in Sydney and Brisbane and then an early morning flight from Cairns to Aurukun and a flight back to Cairns the following afternoon.
This month Arts Law travelled to Darwin for the 13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF). On display this year, were the artworks of more than 70 different Indigenous Art Centres from all around Australia. Amongst all this incredible art, was an Arts Law stall, where we handed out information about artists’ legal rights and spoke with a number of interesting artists, art consumers, art centre workers, and tourists. Special thanks to Andrew Leslie who volunteered his time over the weekend.
Arts Law has recently had the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications in response to their inquiry in to the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Prevention of Exploitation of Indigenous Cultural Expressions) Bill 2019 (the 2019 Bill).The submission was made on behalf of the Arts Law Centre of … Continued
Holding Redlich and Arts Law are pleased to announce presenters for our upcoming workshop and seminar in Melbourne and Sydney. This selection of presenters represent some of Holding Redlichs’ most experienced legal professionals. Each has developed connections to the communities in which they live and work, with strong political, commercial and cultural networks that will … Continued
The City of Sydney has recently released a new policy which distinguishes the cultural expression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from public busking performances.
In June, Arts Law solicitors Donna Robinson and Roxanne Lorenz, together with Carmel Young, Acting Program Manager at Desart, travelled to the Ikunji Art Centre at Haasts Bluff, 250km west of Alice Springs.