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Adams & Adams Drafts Free Non-Disclosure Agreement for the South African Creative Community

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Not too long ago law firm Adams & Adams released what the Design Indaba called a "legal gift to the creative community" catered specifically towards South African creatives. At the recent 2015 ACT | University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture Conference, Business and Arts South Africa CEO Michelle Constant challenged Mariëtte Du Plessis, senior partner at Adams & Adams law firm, to provide artists with access to a simple Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) they could use when pitching their concepts and ideas. Adams & Adams accepted the challenge and drafted a general NDA artists and creatives could use in such scenarios including when pitching to potential partners. Du Plessis stated:

 

South African creatives, whether they are artists, designers, actors, writers, stage/film directors or musicians, are remarkably talented... They should be acutely aware of the value of their intellectual property rights and ensure that they obtain advice before entering into sponsorship contracts.

 

Journalist Kelly Berman from the Design Indaba website writes:

And while these days there is a strong movement to make creative products shareable via the Creative Commons, artists and designers need to make a living from their ideas and products – and this often means protecting their work from being copied or stolen by others. 

 

Click here to read the full article and to download the free non-disclosure agreement.

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