Copyright Agency Launches New Website

September 7, 2015

The Copyright Agency has today launched a new-look website, making it easier for its members and licensing customers to find relevant information, buy licenses and apply for funding.

The website has been designed to reflect the diverse creativity of its near 30,000 membership base with member profiles featuring creators such as painter Criss Canning, children’s book illustrator Ann James, author and journalist Keith Austin and poet Judith Rodriguez. Each profile links through to new member pages for authorsjournalistspublisherssurveyorsvisual artistsphotographerscartoonists and illustrators with in-depth and tailored information specific to membership type and industry.

News posts are grouped in multiple categories and dynamically displayed across the site, so members, media, government and educational institutions can easily find the latest news on issues like policy and legal reformdigital publishing and innovation, and how we are campaigning for copyright. The Copyright Agency also produces a monthly e-alert for those wanting to stay informed about the latest developments in in copyright or help advocate for effective copyright protections for creators.

A fresh feature-style Cultural Fund section integrates video to showcase some successful projects of previous applicants who have enriched and further developed the Australian creative industries. Applications to the Cultural Fund, including the Career Fund and Fellowships can also be made through the website.

Overall, information is more accessible with clear, succinct content and a centralised FAQ section to help people find what they need. The website has been optimised for readability on any device: tablet, smart phone or desktop.

The launch of the new website coincides with the relocation of Copyright Agency | Viscopy’s office to Level 11, 66 Goulburn Street in Sydney’s CBD (from 7 September) and the recent arrival of the new CEO Adam Suckling.