ACID Membership Magazine, Issue 63

When one of Rachael’s graduates of her Make it in Design courses was featured in issue 63 of Anti-Copying in Design’s magazine, she was asked to provide a comment as her teacher & as a member of the ACID Advisory Council. Rachael provided a comment on Intellectual Property & the good work that she & ACID are doing to help designers realise their rights & learn how to fight for them.

“When I first started out in the design industry over 13 years ago, there didn’t seem to be much information readily available to designers and artists about how to protect their work or how to even understand intellectual property. There also wasn’t much legal information on the laws and regulations, or even tips available on the best ways to fight against your work being copied or stolen. When I first launched my courses with Make it in Design I knew this was a topic that I wanted to cover in-depth and having been a member of ACID I worked closely with them to offer my students as much information as possible to help them protect their design rights. ACID were really there for me during a highly publicised legal battle and I wouldn’t have had the success I achieved without their support. Now being part of ACID’s Advisory Council, I’m proud of the work we are doing to spread awareness of IP rights and the knowledge of how too effectively safeguard your work.”