Moral and Legal Issues in Art

‘Students must be able to discuss the legal obligations and ethical considerations involved in the use of the work of other artists in the making of new artwork, including a familiarity with appropriation and originality, copyright law, licensing agreements and the moral rights of artists.’

Once you have worked your way through the following pages and websites, complete the practice test below.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Art Test 

The following related pdf documents can be found at Australian Copyright Council’s website –

Artworks Getting Permission

Assigning and Licensing rights

Indigenous Artists

Moral Rights

Artists: Resale Royalty is a new law that only applies on or after 9 June 2010. This is not covered within the current study design for Studio Art, however is relevant to students intending to pursue a career as an artist.

Artists and Resale Royalties


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s