Ethical & legal work practices in the design industry


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Ethical & legal work practices in the design industry

  1. 1. Ethical & legal work practises in the design industry 1. In the context of design, share your knowledge on ethical and legal work practises in day-to-day work activities. Dont steal. Dont copy. Dont lie. Dont cheat. Do NOT work for free! Your CopyrightsBy law, the graphic designer retains the right to his or her work. Owning therights to your work gives you the right to get paid for additional use of a designand protect it from unwanted changes. Be careful of situations in which a clientrequests "work-for-hire," as this implies you will not retain the copyright. Thereare only certain situations in which this is legal.Always Use a ContractYou may trust your client, and they may trust you, but a good rule of thumb isto always use a contract. Signing a contract should not be seen as anuncomfortable moment in which you are telling the client everything you requireand that they cant do. Instead, it should be seen as an agreement that protectsboth parties. If you are constantly doing small jobs or updates for a particularclient, you may want to draft a contract that spells out the terms of this workrather than having one for each project. Larger projects should have a specificcontract that details the job to be completed. 2. How many different types of censorship are there? information flows - a discussion of blasphemy, pornography, official secrets and other issues Onlineerotica - how much offensive material is online, is it growing, can it be managed? global frameworks - international agreements and national responsibilities in the age of the global information infrastructure Australian legislation - Commonwealth and state/territory legislation, codes of practice, enforcement measures such as hotlines, and major government/industry initiatives elsewhere - overseas national and international legal frameworks for online censorship agencies - a map of the Australian and overseas government agencies
  2. 2. advocacy - making sense of business and community groups texts - selections from the online and offline literature about censorship in cyberspace freedoms - free speech online and related policy challenges in national and international information infrastructures filters, walls and tunnels - mechanisms for controlling reception rather than distribution of content (with an evaluation of filters, age-verification schemes and other content management tools) and for evading national firewalls postal - interdiction of letters and other postal items journalism - censorship of news, in particular newspapers and journals books - censorship of books offers a perspective on the regulation of online content comics - censorship of comics and anime art - censorship of painting, sculpture and other visual arts photos - censorship of photography performance - censorship of theatre and music film - censorship of film and video electronic games - censorship of video, console and networked games radio - censorship of radio television - censorship of radio education - censorship in universities, secondary and junior schools street life - speech in the street, demonstrations, graffiti and blue laws about Sunday trading advertising - restrictions on advertising as a form of censorship unplugged - taking nations offline workplace - censorship and free speech in the workplace prisons - censorship in custodial institutions landmarks - some censorship and free speech landmarks 3. Can you list any other websites which relate to this topic of ethical and legal issues in the design industry?
  3. 3. MethodsReviewPape rNCRM-011.pdf