Introduction to Arts Law
10.00am - 12.00pm, Thursday 30 July 2020
Hosted by Suzanne Derry, Arts Law Centre of Australia
About the session
Creating art often means creating copyright. Join Suzanne Derry, a Senior Solicitor from the Arts Law Centre of Australia, in a walk-through of Arts Law and how it may apply to your practice. Introduction to Arts Law examines the essentials of copyright, intellectual property, and contracting within the arts and breaks down the facts of owning and using your copyright, creating copyright with other people, and the protocol around seeking permission to use someone else’s work.
The workshop will also examine the difference between copyright and intellectual property with advice on how to own, maintain and potentially commercialise your intellectual property. Finally, the workshop will look at contracting and take you through what a contract is, and some of the key issues artists often deal with when negotiating arts contracts.
The session will provide space for a group Q & A. Students with confidential or complex queries are invited to attend the workshop and book an additional Arts Law Advice Clinic session.
About the host
Suzanne Derry is the Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, where she has worked for over 10 years. Suzanne has worked for a number of community legal centres and a boutique entertainment law practice. Suzanne provides legal advice on a copyright, contract, defamation, debt and business structures. Suzanne enjoys educating artists about their rights and providing practical advice across a range of arts areas.
About the Arts Law Centre of Australia
Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. They provide free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters.