This Wednesday evening, Professor Brian Fitzgerald of QUT Faculty of Law and I will be giving a free information session for Youth Arts Queensland (YAQ) on copyright, contracts and the arts.
Details are below. If you are an artist (whether visual, theatre, literary or other) and would like to learn more about your rights in your work, please come along (even if you have missed the RSVP deadline).
After they say ‘Yes’: FREE Contracts Information Session for Artists
Brisbane / Wednesday, 9 June 2010 6 – 7pm
Youth Arts Queensland is delighted to be hosting an upcoming legal and contracts advice session for emerging artists, in conjunction with the QUT School of Law.
Artists spend a lot of time working on getting the next gig, theatre season or commission. But understanding the contract you need to sign when you’ve got it is just as important. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the world of contracts and legal terminology come along to this FREE information session presented by Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Ms Kylie Pappalardo from the QUT School of Law.
Please note this session is designed for emerging artists.
Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: Youth Arts Queensland Training Room, Level 3, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley
Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12pm Monday, 7 June 2010. Please include your name, your position and the name of your organisation. If you have special requirements (i.e. physical access, alternative format for workshop material), please let us know before the event.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact us on (07) 3252 5115 or email email@example.com.
The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic advice sessions for 2009 are now FULL.
We are hoping to offer further free legal advice services in 2010. Keep an eye on the website for more information.
I have just made a post on the Brisbane Creative Industries Blog on the IP and Technology Law Clinic. I won’t repost in full here. If you are interested, follow the link.
In my last post, I announced that QUT and QPILCH are establishing the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic which will, among other things, provide free legal advice to members of the creative and technology sectors with limited financial resources.
With the assistance of the remarkable Elliott Bledsoe, we have designed two flyers advertising the inaugral advice sessions to be held on 29 October 2009 and 26 November 2009. You can download the flyers here and here [.pdf].
Please feel free to display and distribute these flyers far and wide.
QUT Law Faculty and the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH) have received a small amount of funding to pilot an IP and Technology Law Clinic for 12 months. Part of this will be a clinical (elective) offering for QUT students in second semester 2010. Another part will be a free advisory service for Queenslanders needing IP and technology law advice who cannot otherwise afford a lawyer.
The Clinic will be led by Professor Brian Fitzgerald and me. If you are an IP lawyer in Brisbane who is interested in being involved in the advisory service, or a creator/user/Queenslander in need of some free legal advice, please contact me (Kylie) on (07) 3138 6836. We will be running two advice sessions in 2009 – Thursday 29 October and Thursday 26 November. Both sessions will be held in Brisbane City from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Advice is by appointment only and you must be able to attend in person.
Here is the flyer that we distributed at Big Sound last week. The flyer is geared towards musicians (because of the venue), but the advice service will also be relevant for other creators including writers, artists and designers. Tell your friends!