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2017–18 Year in Review


The Copyright Agency delivered satisfactory results for members and licensees in 2018.

It slightly surpassed its budget targets, continued to implement its transformation program, decided to provide money back to members from the Future Fund, advocated for sensible modernisation of copyright settings, and completed the merger of Copyright Agency and Viscopy…

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Our job is to ensure that we represent the rights of our members while also offering our customers valuable licences that meet their needs by providing access to an enormous amount of copyright material.

2017–18 was a solid to good year. We delivered revenue of $152m while managing costs efficiently. Our ratio of revenue to costs was 13.9% and we distributed $124m to members, up by 5.1% on last year…

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Serving our members

Our members are at the core of everything we do and copyright royalties are important to their livelihoods, their creative output and their business bottom lines. We work to protect royalties and ensure respect for creators by advocating to government and reminding the Australian community of the value of creativity.

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Innovation for education

In 2018, we started to trial a cloud-based tool called Flex to help librarians, teachers and students easily source copyright compliant material; launched a new $15k fellowship for teachers; and added improved our digital textbook solution for schools, LearningField.

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Supporting Australian creativity

The Copyright Agency works to support writers, publishers and visual artists at all stages of their careers. 2018 saw the announcement of two new Cultural Fund Fellowships, for Non-Fiction Writing and Visual Art, both worth $80,000.