Apr 26, 2021
Licence Your Art Works and Keep Your Copyright
Arts Law has created a series of podcasts in partnership with Desart, the peak body for Central Australian Aboriginal Art Centres. This podcast is the first of two parts on licensing artworks in which Arts Law lawyers, Donna Robinson and Suzanne Derry, talk about the legal issues to think about and watch out for when an artist is considering licensing an image of their artwork. Indigenous artists are increasing giving permission (a licence) to another person or organisation to use their image, often on things like merchandise, textiles, fashion, homewares or publications. If the licence is organised well the artist retains the title in the artwork, which they can sell, as well as continuing to own the copyright in the artwork, which are both separate.