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Mechanisms for protection in Australia

Australian artists have a range of legal protection. Chief among these is the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Aboriginal artists have also successfully used the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) to protect their interests (see Part 3, ‘Case studies of copying and appropriation’). These Acts and other relevant legislation are briefly discussed in what follows.

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Mechanisms for protection in Australia