Under Australian copyright law, any work you create is automatically protected by copyright as soon as it is in a material form. You have a monopoly over how your work is used until or unless you assign your copyright to someone else.
Some strategies for asserting your copyright:
As the copyright owner, you have the right to take action if you believe your copyright has been infringed.
Determine what you would like to occur. For example, you may be able to demand:
Notify the infringer of the breach and explain what you would like to occur. Not all copyright infringements are deliberate, and a simple ‘Take Down’ request may suffice. The Copyright Council’s lawyers can assist individual creators, as can independent legal practitioners. You could also engage a lawyer to draft a formal ‘letter of demand’. Should this still not settle the dispute, court action may be required.
Watch this video to see how Arts Law supports Copyright enforcement for Artists.