Arts Law has published a completely revised and updated third edition of Shane Simpson’s seminal book, The Visual Artist and the Law. Since the last edition, published in 1989, there have been many changes to how the law affects artists, such as the introduction of moral rights, the resale royalty right, the GST, the use of artistic works as registrable securities and changes to copyright law. There have also been changes in the attitudes of artists, who are becoming more educated and active with their legal rights and responsibilities. With help from experts in art and law, new author Annabel Clemens explains how Australian law affects visual artists in a clear, accessible style; from contracts to collecting societies, from insurance to the Internet, and specialised chapters for Indigenous artists, photographers and sculptors.
This book can be purchased in soft copy in two different ways, you can either purchase the first chapter seperately or you can purchase the entire book.
To read the prefaces to the first and second edition click here.
About the author of Visual Artists and the Law
Annabel Clemens grew up among a family of musicians and artists in Wollongong, NSW. She first studied English, with a view to becoming a writer, before moving into law. While she attended Sydney Law School she found that her family were fascinated by the points of law related to their professions. This led her to write a work that clearly encapsulates the important and interesting aspects of Australian Law for visual artists including, of course, her mother.
Annabel now lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter.