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APRA|AMCOS : Bringing music creators and consumers together

APRA|AMCOS work to ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced and we help Australian & New Zealand music consumers get access to the world's musical repertoire.
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Franchise Council of Australia

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Franchise Council of Australia - Representation, Events and Services for the Franchise Sector
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The Franchise Council is the peak body representing the parties involved in franchising arrangements.

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Solid Arts

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An online resource which has a lot of interesting and helpful information as well as links on the subject of indigenous cultural and intellectual property.

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Arts Law Centre of Australia

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Arts Law Centre of Australia provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters
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Includes useful links (under 'legal topics'), such as copyright and moral rights and also indigenous issues.  It very usefully provides links to other information which you may find helpful for your first assignment.

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Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

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A good site for locating case law, legislation, journal articles, Law Reform reports, etc. 

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Intellectual property and international trade - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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ComLaw Home

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This is the website of the Australian Government - Commonwealth legislation. 

 

Here you will be able to locate and download the various pieces of legislation dealing with IP - eg: Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), Designs Act 2003 (Cth), Patents Act 1990 (Cth) & Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth).

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WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization

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WIPO, The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) homepage, entry point for information about industrial property and copyright.
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WIPO is the international agency (operating in Geneva, Switzerland) that has responsibility for administering a number of Conventions dealing with intellectual property.  Take some time to look at various parts of the website.  There is a section on 'Traditional Knowledge' which will be helpful background in considering the cultural issues surrounding intellectual property.

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Competition & consumer law education programs: Home

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Competition and consumer law education programs, Small business, Tertiary students, ACCC, online learning, education
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There is a tension between the granting of exclusive rights in relation to IP and competition laws (which legislate against anti-competitive practices).  This site provides a great online learning opportunity for business, students, etc to gain a good understanding of competition laws in Australia.

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Franchising

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The Buying a franchise can be an exciting and rewarding experience, however, there are some things you need to know about your rights and obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct. The ACCC offers useful information at the links below and also sponsors free franchise training for prospective franchisees.

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The ACCC has the job of ensuring compliance with laws on competition, fair trading and consumer protection.  They also oversee compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct (see link to the Code on this page).  There is a lot of useful information here for those students interested in learning more about this area.

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Home » auDA

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Obtaining a domain name can be a valuable asset.  Understanding how this system works will help you to grow your business in the 21st century.

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Intellectual Property

Put simply, Intellectual Property (IP) represents the property of your mind or intellect. If you develop a new product, service, process or idea it belongs to you and is therefore your intellectual property.
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This is a WA Government website which provides information and resources on intellectual property (as well as providing other business and commercial information for small business owners or operators.

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About | Creative Commons Australia

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The Creative Commons movement is about making it easier to share intellectual property legally.  It offers free licences and other tools.

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