IP Australia have released the final report of the Scoping Study on Stand-Alone Legislation for Indigenous Knowledge; to which Arts Law, Copyright Agency and Indigenous Art Code wrote a submission late last year.
After the Productivity Commission’s 2022 report into inauthentic Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art confirmed what we all already knew – that fake art harms culture – it is pleasing to see the Revive National Cultural Policy put ‘First Nations First’ and commit to developing legislation to end the harms caused by inauthentic artworks. As … Continued
“Culture then, is the sum of our stories and our music, of our paintings and our craft, our films and our games, our songs and our dance, our architecture and design, as well as the history of our wars and conflicts, our arguments, and accords… Culture is never THE story of us. Culture is dynamic. … Continued