Free the Flag: Aboriginal Flag Petition
Support Clothing The Gap petition to #FreeTheFlag and see the Aboriginal Flag celebrated shared and worn for #PrideNotProfit.
Clothing the Gap is an Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise and fashion label that is based in Preston.
Did you know that the Aboriginal Flag is copyrighted?
Well it is and Clothing The Gap have been served a 'Cease and Desist' notice from WAM Clothing for celebrating the Aboriginal Flag on our 'Clothing the Gap' products we were given 3 working days to sell all our flag stock. Otherwise we faced legal action.
Currently WAM Clothing hold an exclusive world-wide licensing agreement with the Flag's copyright owner Harold Thomas to reproduce the Flag on clothing. This is not a question of who owns copyright of the Flag. This is a question of control. Should WAM Clothing a non-indigenous business hold the monopoly in a market to profit off Aboriginal peoples' Identity and love for 'their' flag?
We believe that this control of the market by a non-indigenous business has to stop. Viable channels for new licensing agreements especially those for Aboriginal organisations and businesses must be created.
Unite with us to #FreeTheFlag and see the Aboriginal Flag celebrated shared and worn for #PrideNotProfit as we lobby government and relevant bodies for action
Read the journey..
6 things you can do to help Free the Flag
1. Sign the #PrideNotProfit Petition
See sign and share the petition
2. Write to your local Member of Parliament
Download the ministerial letter template
3. Rep some Free the Flag merch
Wear your values on your tee
4. Raise awareness and have these conversations
5. Donate to the GoFund Me
If you would like to publicly fundraise on our behalf please reach out first.
6. Use the Free the Flag logo
Show your support
What about the petition?
A change.org petition started by Spark Health whose brand Clothing the Gap raises money for Aboriginal health states: "This is not a question of who owns copyright of the Flag. This is a question of control."
However the two cannot be separated: it is the owner of the copyright who has control over how a work may be used.
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