artistic work

Copyright in artistic works

copyright symbolWhat is an artistic work?

We commonly think of an artistic work as a painting or sculpture, however an artistic work may take various other forms. Artistic works are protected by various statutory rights pursuant to section 32 of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)(Act). Some examples provided by this section include:

          • paintings and drawings;
          • sculptures;
          • craft work;
          • architectural plans and buildings; and
          • photographs; and maps and plans.

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