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Copyright law isn’t covered by our organisation, it is governed by Commonwealth legislation.

Copyright law isn’t covered by VLA

Copyright is governed by Commonwealth legislation and is not a priority for VLA. In extremely rare cases, an exception may apply where special circumstances exist, for example, if a person is under 18 or has intellectual disability.

Arts law centre publication covers many legal issues for artists

The Arts Law Centre has produced a free publication Answers for artists with answers to many frequently asked questions that artists ask.

See Arts Law Centre in References