The value of copyright in architect designs

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Changes to Australian Standard AS 4122 General conditions of contract for engagement of consultants and the introduction of moral rights for architects have highlighted the need for architects to be able to 'value' the copyright in their designs. This note explores a methodology for valuing copyright. For further information about copyright, see Acumen note Copyright.

Page contents:
  1. Background
  2. Relevant components
  3. What is the value of a copyright?
  4. Licence over the architectural design
  5. How should the additional fee be set?
  6. Conclusion