Architects and copyright

(Previously known as Copyright FAQs)

Copyright protects specific categories of works, one of which is artistic works. Architectural drawings, models of buildings, completed buildings, and photographs of buildings and models of buildings are all regarded as 'artistic works' as defined in s10(a) and 10(b) of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) ('the Act'):

Copyright is an intellectual property right separate to the property right in the physical material.