Connecting with international counterparts
Mr Gadi Oron, the Director General of CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – will visit Australia and New Zealand this month for a first-hand look at the challenges and success stories around rights management in the region.
CISAC, headquartered in France, is headed by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre and four vice presidents: Beninese creator and singer Angélique Kidjo, Chinese director, writer and producer Jia Zhang-ke, Argentinean film director Marcelo Piñeyro, and International Neo-Expressionist visual artist Miquel Barceló.
With 232 member societies in 120 countries, CISAC represents more than four million creators from all geographic areas and all artistic repertoires: music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts.
The Copyright Agency, APRA AMCOS, the Australian Writers Guild and the Australian Directors Guild are all members of CISAC.
Copyright Agency is working with our stakeholders to ensure that Mr Oron has the opportunity to meet with ANZ policymakers. In addition to highlighting global trends in rights management, and the work societies are doing to ensure we continue to generate monetary value for the copyright works of millions of creators, Mr Oron will also discuss the importance of the Australian Resale Royalty Scheme – which is the first in the Asia Pacific region and has generated more than $7m in royalties since its inception in June 2010.