December 6, 2017

Richard Flanagan: ‘We must honour and sustain Australian creators.’

The following speech on creativity was delivered by acclaimed author Richard Flanagan at the Copyright Agency’s end-of-year event in Sydney, 30 November 2017. “In 1964 a rising young Labor politician called Gough Whitlam told a senate enquiry that there was no such thing as a publishing industry in Australia. In 1964 an Australian living in […]

December 5, 2017

Walkleys, Stanleys celebrate written and visual journalistic excellence

Awards for our leading journalists, photographers and cartoonists have flowed thick and fast in the past few weeks. Walkley Awards On Wednesday 29 November, the 62nd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were held in Brisbane. Fairfax Media’s Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty won the coveted Gold Walkley Award​ for their extraordinary work, “Surviving IS: Stories of Mosul”. Kate Geraghty was […]

December 5, 2017

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

December 1, 2017

Kathryn Heyman awarded $80,000 Author Fellowship

The Copyright Agency has named multi award-winning author Kathryn Heyman as its 2017 Author Fellow to develop her forthcoming memoir Words to Live By. “The $80,000 Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors is Australia’s richest fellowship for writers, providing crucial financial support for the development of a new work,” Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says. […]

November 7, 2017

Your payment arrangements – do you wish to change?

Opportunity for Author members to change current payment arrangements In December Copyright Agency will be making a payment of licence fees from universities. Some authors paid in this distribution will receive the full payment for titles that have multiple rightshholders, and will bear the responsibility to on-pay all other rightsholders entitled to a share of that […]

November 3, 2017

Big names revealed in Word for Word 2017 line-up

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is a proud supporter of the upcoming Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival in Geelong, 17-19 November. The festival celebrates non-fiction writing in all its exciting forms, genres and facets, and this year boasts an impressive line-up of internationally renowned, award-winning Australian authors. Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Adam […]

October 6, 2017

Dates set for Copyright Agency and Viscopy EGMs on merger

The Copyright Agency and Viscopy announced their intention to merge earlier this year. This process is now underway and, as such, two Extraordinary General Meetings will be held on 2 November – one for Viscopy members (to vote for the change) and one for Copyright Agency members to vote to amend the Copyright Agency’s constitution […]

October 3, 2017

Copibec’s class action against Université Laval – notice to members

As part of the class action against Université Laval, a legal notice to members has been issued. Authors and publishers worldwide are invited to read it and share with their networks. Important: no action is required on your part to be a member of the group. The notice can be consulted on Copibec’s website. www.copibec.ca/en/legal-notice […]

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