2021 Pro Bono Award winners announced

Congratulations to all our Pro Bono Award Winners. Each of these individuals has made an extraordinary contribution to Arts Law by volunteering their time and expertise. Without each of you we would not have the reach and impact that we do

Helping Aboriginal artists tackle misuse of their artworks by sports clubs

Artists should not have to wear the consequences when their works have been misused on sports jerseys.   With Indigenous Rounds and other initiatives becoming integral features of major sporting codes across the country, there are increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers to have their work put onto the jerseys, merchandise … Continued

Arts Law at the 2021 Desart Conference

The annual Desart Conference was held in Alice Springs on 30 and 31 March 2021. Everyone was delighted to attend after it went online last year. This conference was a mixture of face to face and online attendance. It went very well with a good positive atmosphere as the 100 or so attendees relished the … Continued

Professional Development Opportunities for Arts Organisations

We all know that the greatest investment in an organisation is to invest in our people. Arts Law has noticed a trend in arts organisations wanting to implement law-focused professional development training for their staff. We can provide targeted, helpful education to your staff to develop their legal understanding of artists’ rights and help you … Continued

Woorabinda Art Centre opens

2021 is Queensland’s official Year of Indigenous Tourism and now Central Queensland has a new destination to mark on the map with the opening of the Woorabinda Arts gallery on 3 March 2021. Our own Donna Robinson, Senior Lawyer, was lucky enough to attend the opening of the new gallery. The completion of the first … Continued

Have your say! IP Australia’s Indigenous Knowledge Project

Arts Law is in the process of putting together a submission as part of IP Australia’s public consultation on proposed changes to Australia’s Intellectual Property system to create opportunities and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The aim of the project is to “enhance the intellectual property system to help enable Aboriginal … Continued

What’s next for Arts Law and the Facebook News Ban?

Last Thursday Australians woke up to find news content completely scrubbed from their Facebook feeds. As has now been widely reported the ban also extended to a host of organisations that could not be considered “news media”. Arts Law was one of these unfortunate organisations.  Many regional/remote artists, small arts organisations and Aboriginal and Torres … Continued

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards 2021

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


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