Australian government secures Aboriginal flag copyright

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The Australian government has completed a deal to obtain the copyright of the Aboriginal flag, making it freely available for public use for the first time. It comes after a long-running “free the flag” campaign from Indigenous advocates and community members. “We’ve freed the Aboriginal flag for Australians,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement Tuesday. “The Aboriginal Flag will now be managed in a similar manner to the Australian National Flag, where its use is free, but must be presented in a respectful and dignified way. “All Australians can now put the Aboriginal Flag on app…

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