Governance and policies

The Copyright Agency is committed to open and transparent relationships with our stakeholders and to the responsive and efficient delivery of our services to members and licensees.

Our core function is to license users of copyright material to make reproductions and communications of copyright works under appropriate provisions of the Copyright Act 1968, and to distribute money collected fairly and equitably to copyright owners and creators.

We operate under a Constitution, Code of Conduct and have a Corporate Governance Statement covering all aspects of our business operations.

Our Board and senior management team routinely review and improve governance standards. Our Annual General Meetings are open to all members. Go to our Annual General Meetings page to view minutes of previous meetings and our annual reports.

Corporate documents Constitution

Corporate Governance Statement

Government appointments and guidelines Declaration as collecting society for Part VB statutory licence

Guidelines for declared Collecting Societies 2001

Declaration as collecting society for government statutory licence

Annual reports and reviews Annual Review for 2015-16

Annual Report for 2015-16

Financial statements for 2015-16

Past annual reports

Annual General Meetings Notices and minutes
Code of Conduct About the Code

View the Code

Report on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code in 2014-15

Report on 2014 triennial review

Supplementary report on 2014 triennial review

Policies and procedures Distribution policy

Client Service Charter

Complaints procedure

Dispute resolution procedure

Data processing protocols agreed with licensees View protocols


24 January 2017