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A Creative's Guide to Copyright, Contracts & the Law
Not a legal book in the usual sense, renowned Australian intellectual property lawyer Sharon Givoni explains in 'plain English' how the law applies to creative industries. Packed with real-life case studies and user-friendly flowcharts and tables that simplify legal terms, processes and procedures. This hardcover, full-colour book will point you in the right direction regarding: the protection of your designs, trade marks, copyright, reputation, confidential information and other intellectual property (IP); how not to inadvertently infringe someone else’s rights; contract basics; licensing; how the law applies online and to certain aspects of social media; and much more.
Owning It is a comprehensive yet visually stunning reference guide to copyright and intellectual property law written specifically for visual artists, graphic designers, architects, writers & bloggers, fashion designers, illustrators & letterers, photographers, product designers, makers & craftspeople, jewellery & accessory designers, filmmakers, musicians, tattoo artists, street artists, marketing agencies & consultants, retailers, and small business owners.
Owning It demystifies:
- Trade marks
- Moral rights
- Image use
- Design registration
- Your rights online
- Business structures
- Insurance ...and more
Packed with tips to guide you in:
- Protecting your brand and IP
- Starting and growing your creative business
- Enforcing your rights
- Using social media
- Working with lawyers
- Resolving disputes
- Achieving positive legal outcomes
Owning It features works from over 140 Australian creatives including Lucas Grogan, Ken Done, Lovestar, Rachel Castle, Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Miranda Skoczek, Fromage La Rue, Nancybird, The Gently Unfurling Sneak, Marnie Hawson, James Morgan, Hours After, Hilary Walker and many more.
About the author
Sharon Givoni is a highly experienced Intellectual Property lawyer, having worked for some of Australia's top-tier law firms and in her own practice for over 15 years. She sits on a number of intellectual property committees, including the IP Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria, and is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand. Sharon is the General Editor of the highly reputable Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and the Internet Law Bulletin. A passionate advocate for the rights of creatives, Sharon has represented many creative businesses and individuals in her practice, and regularly presents entertaining and informative talks and seminars designed to assist people protect their creative livelihood and know their rights under intellectual property law.
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