Copyright Guide for Artists

Updated: Jul 07, 2018

As AUE continues to gain recognition for our involvement in many important issues relating to visual artists living in England, we receive many good wishes, including offers of help and expertise. One such person was Ogulcan Ekiz, a law student specialising in the field of copyright law, in the USA, the UK and the EU. He has kindly produced a bespoke guide which should help us all to familiarise ourselves with this complicated field of law. We owe it to ourselves to understand what happens to our work once it has been produced. You have rights – this guide will help you to understand them.

View the PDF here.


Further Reading

Artists’ Union England is an active union and is constantly campaigning, producing resources and signposting opportunites for its members:




Membership Benefits

A membership to Artists’ Union England gets you professional support and access to resources. That means you’ll get:

  • Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance
  • 30 minutes FREE legal advice
  • Access to resources about artists’ issues
  • FREE training and study opportunities
  • Tax guidance

Your membership means help will be there when you need it and we’ll constantly campaign for artist’s rights.

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Artists’ Union England supports freelance artists based in England. in England.

Membership costs £42 annually – equivalent to £3.50 per month