I have worked for my whole life in organisations dedicated to creating Australian content – across music, film, television, media and books – and to finding (and developing) audiences. While deeply rewarding, these are all very tough businesses. People who create stories, expose themselves in a way that few others do. To work, these businesses require extraordinary sales and promotional skills to attract audiences.
I believe that the Copyright Agency’s job is to stand up for you, our members, in a world that has been profoundly transformed by digital technology. We did this in FY19 by coming to contemporary licensing agreements, undertaking necessary legal actions to establish the value of digital content under our licences, investing in new 21st century digital systems and products, and advocating for modern policy settings in Canberra which support creators.