Who protects the intellectual property of indigenous artists?


Big fashion should be thinking about how their products affect indigenous cultures.  The Chanel boomerang is only one aspect of a wider problem facing indigenous people.

Protecting Indigenous cultural heritage is about indigenous identity and the preservation of customary practices. The recent introduction of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Exploitation of Indigenous Culture) Bill 2017   is a step in the right direction with much academic calls for sui generis laws and greater community say in the drafting of laws and policies.

One of the central concerns is that there is misunderstanding about appropriate dealings with cultural knowledge and art which generates much ire and offense to indigenous artists and communities.

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Monday, August 14 2017
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Featured in storyNatalie Stoianoff, Professor and Director of the Intellectual Property Program at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology SydneyTommy Lewis, Director of Djilpin Arts, performer and musicianBibi Barba, Dhurumbul artist and Coordinator at Artists in the Black Dennis Stokes, Director of Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft

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