Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law

Owning-It-Creatives-Guide-to-Copyright_Cover-150Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law

By Sharon Givoni

Not a legal book in the usual sense, renowned Australian intellectual property lawyer (and former CWC speaker) Sharon Givoni explains in ‘plain English’ how the law applies to creative industries.

Owning It was born from talk Sharon Givoni gave for CWC in 2013. The talk was one of the most talked-about and well attended CWCs ever, prompting the idea that more information on this topic should be available to creative small business owners in Australia.

Packed with real-life case studies and user-friendly flowcharts and tables that simplify legal terms, processes and procedures, Owning It demystifies the law for creatives.

Owning It will point you in the right direction regarding: the protection of your designs, trade marks, copyright, reputation, confidential information and other intellectual property (IP); how not to inadvertently infringe someone else’s rights; contract basics; licensing; how the law applies online and to certain aspects of social media; and much more.


  • Copyright
  • Trade marks
  • Moral rights
  • Image use
  • Design registration
  • Contracts
  • Your rights online
  • Business structures
  • Insurance
  • …and more

Packed with tips to guide you in:

  • Protecting your brand and IP
  • Starting and growing your creative business
  • Enforcing your rights
  • Using social media
  • Working with lawyers
  • Resolving disputes
  • Achieving positive legal outcomes

More about this book:

  • 560 pages
  • Hard cover
  • Full colour
  • Foreword by Beci Orpin
  • Featuring over 140 image by Australian creatives, including many CWC members and former speakers.
  • Published by Creative Minds.


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Purchase Owning It via Creative Minds Publishing