Learn about your copyright, join the free workshop
The City of Ryde is organising a FREE one-hour workshop on the fundamentals of copyright for artists 6pm on 26 August 2020. The workshop will be delivered by Arts Law, Australia's national community legal centre for the arts which, for 30 years, has provided the creative community with legal advice, education, resources and advocacy to help build stronger arts practices.
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The workshop will walk participants through owning and using their copyright, knowing their moral rights, as well as creating copyright with other people. The session will use practical examples, case studies from artists' experiences and hypothetical scenarios to help make copyright accessible for creatives.
This Ikea art is a creative work which is covered by copyright.
The workshop will be relaxed and informal. Participants can ask all the questions they've been meaning to ask but never got the chance to. There will also be ample opportunity to network. With the COVID-19 physical distancing requirements in place, the workshop will be online. Participants will be emailed a link to the workshop registration as well as instructions on how to log on prior to the event. Please note that a stable internet connection and a computer, laptop or tablet are recommended for workshop participants. The organisers do not recommend using a phone due to its small screen size.
The design on that latte you had this morning is a work of art, covered by copyright, albeit in a fleeting moment only because it is gone as soon as you take your first sip.
If you are just starting out in your arts career, a recent graduate, a curious hobbyist or a creative freelancer, come along to this workshop. It will be fun. Not only that you'll get a chance to ask questions and interact with the host, you will also have lifetime access to a dedicated Dropbox folder full of additional resources.
Photographs of nature are also covered by copyright.