Indigenous cultural & intellectual property
Arts Law and NAVA: Personal Property Securities Act Seminar

Arts Law and NAVA held a seminar in 2013 on the impact of the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) on artists who deliver works on consignment to a commercial gallery or on loan for an exhibition. You can watch this two part seminar with Q&A at the end.

Resale Royalties with Trish Adjei from Copyright Agency

Trisha Adjei, Indigenous Communications Coordinator from the Copyright Agency, discusses information relating to the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act (2009) that was introduced in 2010 including what this new law means for Indigenous artists' and the art trade. 

World Intellectual Property Organisation and Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property

Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, discusses what the World Intellectual Property Organisation is doing within the context of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property. Les Malezer, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action, Australia and Marisella Ouma, Executive Director, Kenya Copyright Board also talk about the importance of the worldwide protection of Indigenous traditional knowledge and cultural expressions. WIPO is working to address these issues for all Indigenous artists.

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route Case Study Videos

Curtis Taylor and Monique La Fontaine from FORM's Canning Stock Route Project talk about the development of the collection, which forms the basis of the exhibition Yiwarra Kuju: the Canning Stock Route, which includes around 130 artworks, involving 110 Aboriginal artists and contributors from 10 art and culture centres across 17 remote communities in the Goldfields, Midwest, Pilbara and Kimberley. The collection was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in December 2008. These videos discuss a number of legal issues involved with this project including ICIP, Moral Rights, Copyright and Licensing. Click here to read a written case study about this project.