A Queensland Indigenous health charity has had to pay $2,200 to use the Aboriginal flag on the shirts it gives away to patients, because the copyright of the Aboriginal flag belongs to a private company that is charging high fees in enforcing its licensing rights. The Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC) in Bundaberg gives away a free T-shirt as an incentive to encourage Aboriginal people to come into the clinic for a preventative health check. The IWC is the latest Aboriginal organisation to run into trouble for using the Aboriginal flag on clothing. The flag’s designer, Harold Thomas gave a worldwide exclusive licence to a non-Indigenous owned company called Wam Clothing, which has been actively enforcing its copyright since the agreement was announced in November last year. Several organisations have been affected by the deal, including the AFL and the NRL. Aboriginal flag: Ken Wyatt rules out government buying copyright […]