Tag Archives: Copyright



Taking Photographs In Public – Zooming In On The Legals

Sharon Givoni Consulting Photography

When you can take photographs in public? What are the copyright issues? Actually the answer is not as straightforward as you may think as Sharon Givoni, Melbourne Based, Intellectual property and copyright lawyer explains. Read on to get a low down on the issues. Read more…

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SMILING FOR THE CAMERA!

Sharon Givoni Consulting Retail and fashion Law

Models, whether professionals or just ordinary people are used all the time in the fashion world. But do they actually own their image? And, if not, what sort of consents do you need under Australian law in order to use their image for the purposes you need to in your business? In this article Sharon […]

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Photography and the Law - Sharon Givoni
Aug / 02

Shooting in Public Places (Part 2)

Sharon Givoni Consulting Photography

While there is a popular conception that is a free world and you can freely photograph anything so long as you are in a public place in Australia, this is far from the reality. In this article, Sharon Givoni explains some of the legal limitations when taking photos in public places taking into account matters […]

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The Butterfly Effect

Sharon Givoni Consulting Retail and fashion Law

Detailed prints are always going to be popular for dresses, but what happens if a label comes up with a design in-house and then finds the same print used by another garment label? This happened to Australian fashion label Ladakh recently when it discovered Quick Fashion Pty Ltd selling similar patterned dresses under its “Sweetacacia” […]

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Threading IP Law together for Beaders

Sharon Givoni Consulting Arts and design

Many creative people are making business out of their hobby. However, all sorts of business and legal considerations arise. These include trade marking the name of your brand, ensuing you own copyright in what you produce or others create for and not infringing other peoples’ rights. Read on for a hands on snapshot of dos […]

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Street Art: Another Brick in the Copyright Wall
Feb / 02

Street Art: Another Brick in the Copyright Wall

Sharon Givoni Consulting Street art

Street art is colourful, raw, witty and thought-provoking and increasingly becoming a potential source of income for artists and anyone talented under the hand of a brush (or spray can!). However, street art is protected under copyright law just like all other art and moral rights and other laws may also impact on what “legitimate” […]

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