Creating & Copyright

Creating & Copyright :
What you need to know about the current laws, how to access the royalty stream of art, and an overview of Creative Commons and how it can assist you as an artist in the connected world.

Date: Wednesday 6th May 2009

Time: 7:00pm to approx 8:00pm

Venue: Elwynn Lynn Conference Centre, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), Selwyn St, Paddington

Speaker: Michael Frankel

What’s it all about?
Michael Frankel BA, LLB, AM, has been practising law for 29 years, in Intellectual Property, Media, Entertainment and public policy Law. He is a partner in Frankel Lawyers, which has a wide range of corporate, arts and media clients, including in Intellectual Property, Film and Television, Music, Media, Publishing, Defamation and Broadcasting, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Literature, Multimedia and New Technology, Merchandising and Ancillary Exploitation, Live Major Events and Festivals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Involvement, Public Policy Issues.
Organisations past and present include Federal Attorney-General’s Copyright Law Review Committee; Australian Film Commission, Australian Society of Authors; Media and Communications Committee, Australian Screen Director’s Association, Copyright Agency Ltd, Griffin Theatre company, Documentary Foundation, Director of Bicycle NSW, Board of Jewish Education, etc.
Awards include: Michael was awarded Order of Australia AM, for his contribution to Arts, cultural and intellectual property rights, media, law and Indigenous rights. In recognition of his contribution to authors and publishing, Michael was honoured with Life Membership to the Australian Society of Authors.

Cost: Free for Siggraph members. $5 cover charge for refreshments for guests and non-members.
(Attendees can sign up as a new member on the night. Annual Membership fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students)

Probably best known for the annual SIGGRAPH International conference on computer graphics for film, televisions and new media industries, ACM SIGGRAPH also puts on a variety of programs year-round and worldwide to benefit the SIGGRAPH community. The event listed above is hosted by our local chapter and is free for all chapter members.

About sydgraph

Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. We are a membership organisation that values passion, integrity, excellence, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities.