- What works are covered / protected by copyright?
- What can I do if my work is used without my permission?
- When can I use copyright material without permission?
- How do I get permission to use copyrighted material (film, photography, literature, music etc)?
- What issues should I be aware of if I wish to use photographs in collage / painting?
- What material (film, photography, literature etc) do I not need permission to use?
- I’ve heard it’s OK to use short excerpts of music / film without infringing copyright, is this true?
- What if I want to use a board game / company name or logo in my artwork, what legal issues should I be aware of?
- What legal issues should I be aware of if I want to include cartoons in my work?
- What legal issues should I be aware of if I wish to use film clips in my work?
- What is copyright infringement?
- How can I prevent unauthorised use of images of my work that are published on the Internet?
- What legal issues surround the use of legal tender, i.e. notes and coins, in my artwork?
- What can I do to protect my work from being copied when I submit a prototype to a potential buyer?
- Can I sell my copyright?
- Is my work protected by copyright or design rights?
- Will I be able to exhibit and sell photos of my performance if I haven’t taken the pictures myself?
- Can I illustrate a mass-produced object such as a toy in an artwork without infringing copyright laws?
- Can I sell an artwork that uses letters from an existing font, e.g. from a word processing program?
- As a freelance artist/educator who develops and facilitates workshops and projects for institutions, what should I know about copyright and how can I protect my copyright and intellectual property (IP) rights?
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This article is from the Artlaw Archive of Henry Lydiate's columns published in Art Monthly since 1976, and may contain out of date material. The article is for information only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Readers should consult a solicitor for legal advice on specific matters. Artists can get free online legal information from Artquest.