Sharon Givoni Consulting is a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Melbourne, Australia. We are passionate about the rights of creatives and protecting peoples’ brands and ideas. We focus on all industries including: art and design, fashion, street art, packaging, photography, architecture, product design and media. Our tagline is turning your ideas into assets and that is just what we aim to do. Sharon Givoni, the principal, has recently released a book for creatives called Owning It: A guide to copyright, contracts and the law which has been very successful and is designed to demystify the law in this area.
What would a workshop for creative businesses be without a discussion of the impact of the internet? It’s great to have the ability to promote your artwork and products so easily, yet technology has vastly facilitated the ease and manner in which things can be copied.
Here we will:
- Discuss legal issues concerning social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter)
- Terms and conditions of websites
- Privacy policies (do you need them – why and when? What do they need to include?)
- Domain names and what your rights are in respect to protecting your domain name when it is copied
- The dangers inherent when uploading your work on line and protecting it from being copied
- What you can protect online: ideas versus pictures, wording and the like
- The legal rules surrounding testimonials by your customers
And if you’re still interested learning more, don’t miss the other 2 workshops as part of this series: ’’Owning It’ – Protecting Your Intellectual Property (How to turn your ideas into assets) and Owning It’ – Know Your Legal Rights (What happens if you get ©opied? How can you protect your designs?(Discounted ticket prices when booking multiple sessions).
ABOUT SHARON GIVONI
Sharon Givoni is the Principal Solicitor at Sharon Givoni Consulting, a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Melbourne. She has clients in all areas relating to the creative industries, ranging from artists, musicians and sculptors, actors and architects through to graphic and furniture designers. Since 1999, she has been the General Editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin and the Internet Law Bulletin, both published by LexisNexis and has recently published a book called Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright Contracts and the Law. Like her workshops, the book is packed with real-life case studies that apply in businesses every day practice she speaks in plain English demystifying the law for creatives. Sharon has been invited to lecture at numerous industry events and universities.
- In this engaging and interactive session we will focus on the impact of the internet on creative businesses
- Learn about the legal issues associated with social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter)
- Learn what you can protect online: ideas versus pictures, wording and the like
- A beautifully designed 10-point checklist for attendees to take away with them from the workshop
- A wealth of knowledge presented in a way that is easy to understand and relevant to creatives
- If you have any examples of your own work that you have questions about bring it along
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.