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TheAustralianCopyright Legislation in the fashion industry1THE AUSTRALIAN COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION IN THE FASHION INDUSTRYBy (Name)CourseProfessor’s NameInstitutionLocation of InstitutionDate
TheAustralianCopyright Legislation in the fashion industry2IntroductionCopyrights laws protect the way some ideas or fact was initially expressed. For example,it can be applied in photograph, drawing and of late the fashion industry. Copyright does not giveprotection to the ideas or facts themselves. Similarly, it does not protect names such as familynames, geographical names or even slogans (Sinha, 2015, p.2). For copyright law to be appliedsomething must be original and in the form of materials. For instance, it should be recorded orwritten down, and it should not just be in the form of abstract ideas or thoughts. Copyright,therefore, protect materials that are written both in soft copy and hard copy (Erhart, 2016, p.5).Copyright does not preclude the independent creation by another individual of an expression ofan idea that is similar. Currently, copyright laws have worked in the fashion industry of Australia.Discerning the Australian Copyright Legislation in the fashion industry is imperative.The Australian Copyright LegislationTheAustralian Copyright Legislation has many categories. However, there are some ofthe main categories that relate specifically to fashion industry. The categorie areArtists andCopyright,Fashion and Designers and Copyright Amendment Acts(Stevens and Suzor, 2016,p.5). They are discussed as belowArtists and CopyrightI protect artist ss print makers cartoonists , print makers, sculptors, and painters.The actcome into effect in 2006.It is relevant to the fashion industry as Artistic works include drawings,photographs, and paintings. All the works included in artistic works are normally used in thefashion industry. If any of the works named above are reproduced without the person of the
TheAustralianCopyright Legislation in the fashion industry3owener then their copyright is infringed. Likewise their copyright can be infringed if the worksare published without any communication to them. However, Visual Artists may be eligible forthe royalty of resale, due to the sales of their work on the secondary market. If the copyright of aperson is infringed it is wise to seek the advise of a lawyer to see their chances of winning thecase.Fashion and DesignersThe copyright law is invled in desiging and prodcution of cloths. It comes into effect inJune , 17th, 2004. Copyright protects, pieces of jewelry, costumes and garments.An individual isbale to get protection if the design produced for an item have not yet been exploitedcommercially. Copyright in fashion industry protects accessories, patterns, and clothes. Itprotects specific categories of works such as ‘artistic works.’Artistic works include sculptures,drawings, photographs among others. For one to get copyright protection, the product in question