Hi all Orchids,
I am having copyright problems at the moment regarding a major
award I designed for the government. Now a letter has arrived
from a Government dept… one dealing with the arts (!)…
saying "As you may be aware in the absence of any agreement,
copyright lies with the State…( they have taken legal advice
from Crown Law). I had thought that in Australia ( sorry I dont
know what it is like elsewhere) we had at last acknowledged the
ethical and moral rights of an artist’s designs.
Does anyone have any hints, precedents etc other artists have
had in dealing with copyright regarding Government projects. All
advice would be Very welcome. Is the copyright council any good?
I have tried getting advice from Artslaw but it takes 3 days
before they can ring me back and answer a query!!! You would not
want to be desperate!!
Felicity in West Oz