Copyright guide for street art and 3D printing

Did you know that copyright can apply to your tattoo and your tag? We bring you copyright updates from the experts on 3D printing, street art, t-shirts and totes.
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Copyright has never been a simple topic. The automatic presumption is that it protects our ideas. It does not.

Rather, it is the tangible outcomes of those ideas that are protected – their “material form”. For example, an idea for a new product, computer game or TV serial is not protected by copyright, however, the written code for that game or a design brief are.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina