17 August

About Photographers’ rights

Photography is a powerful medium which holds a vital place in Australia’s artistic landscape. Arts Law advocates for photographers’ rights as part of its work to protect freedom of artistic expression. Arts Law is critical of policies in the area of censorship, privacy and child protection which are unnecessarily restrictive of the activities of photographers creating legitimate art works. Arts Law takes the position that existing child protection, defamation, trade practices and criminal laws impose limits both necessary and adequate to protect the young and vulnerable and that additional safeguards are unnecessary and unduly restrictive in relation to legitimate photographic artwork.