Acronym Meaning Description
AAA Aboriginal Artists Agency Represents 300 of Australia’s most highly regarded indigenous artists
ABA Australian Booksellers Association Industry body for Australian booksellers, services and advice on a variety of issues
ACC Australian Copyright Council The Australian Copyright Council is an independent non-profit organisation. They provide information, advice and training about copyright in Australia.
ACE Adult and Community Education Community-focused learning delivered through a diverse range of programs and activities.
ACER Australian Council of Education Research Committed to creating and distributing research-based knowledge, products and services to improve learning across the lifespan in both formal and informal settings.
ACMP Australian Commercial and Media Photographers
ACU Australian Catholic University A public university funded by the Australian Government and open to students and staff of all beliefs.
ADA Australian Digital Alliance ADA members include schools, universities, consumer groups, major cultural institutions, IT companies, scientific and other research organisations, libraries and individuals.
AEEYSOC The Australian Education, Early  Childhood Development and Youth Affairs Senior Officials Committee AEEYSOC is the forum of Australian and New Zealand Chief Executive Officers with responsibility for education and early childhood education and care, and is directly responsible to the Ministerial Council for the execution of Ministerial Council decisions.
AGD Attorney-General’s Department
AIMIA Australian Interactive Media industry Association Industry body representing/supporting/developing multimedia/net practitioners
ALIA Australian Library and Information Association Industry support body for librarians and others working in information services
ALRC Australian Law Reform Commission
AMCOS Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owner’s Society AMCOS collects and distributes ‘mechanical’ royalties for the reproduction of its members’ musical works for many different purposes. These include the manufacture of CDs, music videos and DVDs, the sale of mobile phone ringtones and digital downloads, the use of production music and the making of radio and television programs. Since 1997, APRA has managed the day-to-day operations of the AMCOS business.
ANU Australian National University Located in Canberra, the ANU was established by the Chifley government in 1946
APA Australian Publishers Association The APA is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned.
APRA Australasian Performing Right Association APRA collects and distributes licence fees for the public performance and communication (including broadcast) of its members’ musical works. Public performances of music include music used in pubs, clubs, fitness centres, shops, cinemas, festivals, whether performed live, on CDs or played on the radio or television. Communication of music covers music used for music on hold, music accessed over the internet or used by television or radio broadcasters.
APL Australian Poetry Library A Copyright Agency collaboration with Sydney University provides access to Australian poetry.
ASA Australian Society of Authors The Australian Society of Authors is the peak professional association for Australia’s literary creators.
ASAL Association for the Study of Australian Literature
ATYP Australian Theatre for Young People
AVCC Australian Vice Chancellors Committee Industry body of University Vice-Chancellors acting to support and develop management of Universities
AWM Australian War Memorial Located in Canberra, the Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war
CAG Copyright Advisory Group Copyright advisory group to the schools

resourcing taskforce

CA Copyright Agency CA is an Australian copyright management company whose role is to provide a bridge between creators and users of copyright material. CA represents authors, journalists, visual artists, surveyors, photographers and newspaper, magazine and book publishers as their non-exclusive agent to license the copying of their works to the general community.
CAUL Council of Australian University Librarians The CAUL office was established in 1995 and is located in Canberra. Membership of CAUL is open to the University Librarian or equivalent of institutions which have representation on Universities Australia.
CBCA Children’s Book Council of Australia
CCC Copyright Clearance Centre Inc American copyright licensing company
CCLI Christian Copyright Licensing Inc CCLI was established in Australia to provide churches, organisations and individuals with copyright licensing solutions.
CLA Copyright Licensing Agency UK copyright management company
CLL Copyright Licensing Limited New Zealand copyright management company
CMS Copyright Management System CAL’s internal computer database system for maintaining members and licensees details and distributions for CAL
COAG Council of Australian Governments The peak intergovernmental forum in Australia, comprising the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association. The role of COAG is to initiate, develop and monitor the implementation of policy reforms that are of national significance and which require cooperative action by Australian governments.
Code (the) The Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies The Copyright Agency is a voluntary signatory to the Code
COPYCO COPYCO Company representing rights for Australian newspapers (Fairfax, News Ltd, PBL grouping for members/dist teams)
CQU Central Queensland University The university has five campuses at Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg, and Emerald.
CSA Chartered Secretaries Australia
CSU Charles Sturt University A multi-campus university located in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
ELR Educational Lending Right PLR and ELR are Australian Government cultural programs administered by the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. They provide payments to compensate authors and publishers for the loss of potential sales income due to their books being available for use for free from public and educational lending libraries, and are not copyright payments.
EUS Electronic Use Survey Website used in schools to monitor digital copying and communications
IFLA International Federation of Library Associations The leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
IFRRO International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations IFRRO is an independent organisation established on the basis of the fundamental international copyright principles embodied in the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions. Its purpose is to facilitate, on an international basis, the collective management of reproduction and other rights relevant to copyrighted works through the co-operation of national Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs).
IPSANZ The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand An independent Society whose principal object is to provide a forum for the dissemination of Information about the discussions of issues relating to intellectual property.
ISBN International Standard Book Number A unique, numeric commercial book identifier
ISSN International Standard Serial Number A unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication
JCU James Cook University Since establishment in 1970, JCU has expanded into a multi-campus institution with the largest campuses in Townsville and Cairns, smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island, and Mackay, and campuses in Singapore and Brisbane.
MEAA Media Entertainment Arts Alliance Industry support organisation for people working in Journalism, Arts and Entertainment related industries
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NAA National Archives of Australia The National Archives of Australia is an agency of the Australian Government, established under the Archives Act 1983. The head office and exhibition spaces are in Canberra and there is an office and reading room in each state capital and Darwin.
NAVA National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd The peak body representing and advancing the professional interests of the Australian visual arts and craft sector. NAVA undertakes advocacy and lobbying, research, policy and project development, data collection and analysis. It also provides expert advice, resources, professional representation and development and a range of other services.
NDA Non-disclosure agreement
NEALS National Educational Access Licence for Schools Across jurisdictional licence agreement entered into by various schools jurisdictions. The purpose of the NEALS Agreement is to allow Schools administered by the signatories to reproduce and communicate certain copyrighted materials owned by NEALS signatories for their educational use without attracting remuneration.
NFSA National Film and Sound Archive The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive
NGA National Gallery of Australia Located in Canberra
NLA National Library of Australia Located in Canberra, The National Library of Australia is the country’s largest reference library
NMA National Museum of Australia The National Museum of Australia in Canberra explores the land, nation and people of Australia.
NOCW Notification of Copied Works A notice letting recipients know what items of theirs have been copied and how much royalty they will receive for that copying.
NSLA National & State Libraries Australasia
OZCO Australian Council for the Arts The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.
PLR Public Lending Rights PLR and ELR are Australian Government cultural programs administered by the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. They provide payments to compensate authors and publishers for the loss of potential sales income due to their books being available for use for free from public and educational lending libraries, and are not copyright payments.
POD Print on demand A printing technology and business process in which new copies of a book (or other document) are not printed until an order has been received.
PPCA Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited A national, non-government, non-profit organisation representing the interests of record labels (licensors) and Australian recording artists.
QUT Queensland University of Technology QUT is an Australian university providing quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with research relevant to industry and the community.
RDM Rights Data Management
RFP Request for Proposal
RFT Request for Tender
RRO Reproduction Rights Organisation Organisation representing the copying rights of its members (e.g. The Copyright Agency).
SCBWI Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Screenrights The Audio-Visual Copyright Society Limited Screenrights facilitates access to film, TV and radio and provides payment to copyright owners for the use of their work.
SCU Southern Cross University An Australian government university committed to innovative teaching and research. Campuses in NSW and QLD.
SPUNC Small Press Underground Networking Community Home of Australia’s small press and independent publishing community.
S&T State & Territories
TAFE Technical and Further Education A publicly funded post-secondary organisation which provides a range of technical and vocational education and training courses and other programs
USC University of the Sunshine Coast Providing undergraduate and postgraduate programs, Study Abroad courses, English language programs and research opportunities.
UTS University of Technology Sydney Located at Broadway, Sydney.
UWS University of Western Sydney
VET Vocational Education and Training Vocational Education and Training
VISCOPY Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Agency VISCOPY licenses the copyright in artistic works and pays the artist or copyright owner a royalty for the reproduction.
VU Victoria University Victoria University in Melbourne offers courses in TAFE and Higher Education on 11 campuses, plus outstanding research opportunities


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