We provide legal advice to the following:
|CREATORS||(e.g. composers, writers, artists, film makers & photographers)|
|ARTS & CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS||(staff involved in producing, assisting or supporting the creative arts)|
|AFFILIATED MEMBER ORGANISATIONS||(staff & members affiliated with the Copyright Council)|
|EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS||(staff of educational institutions, except state schools in QLD, who have been referred to in-house lawyers)|
|LIBRARIES & ARCHIVES|
|GALLERIES & MUSEUMS|
Our legal advice service is generally directed to individuals and organisations that:
lack the financial means to obtain privately funded legal services; or
whose cases are expected to raise issues of public interest; or
are of general concern to disadvantaged groups in the community.
Where enquirers do not lack financial means, they largely belong to a category where, for reasons of public interest, specialist provisions have been introduced into Australian copyright law (e.g. exceptions for educational and collecting institutions, and statutory licensing arrangements for collecting societies).
Our response time is between 5 - 10 working days.
Type of Advice We Don't Provide
As a small, non-profit organisation, there are limits to our legal advice service. We don't for example, provide the following services:
representing you in court
drafting letters on your behalf
negotiating for you
advising on documents you have drafted yourself
We DO NOT advise people in commercial organisations outside the arts.