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 […]

December 21, 2016

Opinion: Copyright report isn’t innovation – it’s a rip-off

CEO of the Copyright Agency, Adam Suckling, writes in today’s Fairfax press: Mad Max, Muriel Heslop, Deb Mailman, Barnsey, Farnsey, Flume, Sia and Magda. What do they have in common? We all know them because they represent the best of our creative culture – and our Australian identity. They are unique to us: this sunburnt […]

September 28, 2016

The future of copyright: ABC Radio interview with Adam Suckling

The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, appeared on ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts program yesterday (27 September) to speak about the importance of copyright to creators and the ‘cavalier approach’ of the Productivity Commission to the production of Australian content. Listen to the interview with Michael Cathcart here.  

August 17, 2016

Safeguarding Australian Creativity – What’s Really at Stake over Copyright Reform

The following is the speech by Kim Williams as delivered at the Melbourne Press Club on Thursday, 17 August 2016. “We are gathered today on the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and I would like to acknowledge them as the traditional owners. I pay my respects to Elders past and present and to the […]

Michael Robotham

December 3, 2015

Copyright and Piracy: Michael Robotham

First let me say that I am passionate about freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of expression. I also want to laud the digitalisation of media as one of the greatest breakthroughs in history. Until a few years ago, despite being translated into 23 languages, my psychological thrillers were accessible to a relatively […]

October 22, 2015

We need to do more to prepare for the ‘New Work Order’

We are currently in the midst of the most significant disruption to the world of work since the industrial revolution. Right now as a nation we are failing to provide generations of young people with the skills and capability to thrive in the New Work Order. This is a national tragedy – and one that […]

September 15, 2015

How technology can solve the copyright wars

By Copyright Hub CEO, Dominic Young A million years ago I was a lowly worm at the biggest national newspaper in London. My job was to sell content from the newspapers to clients around the world. Typically, someone would phone up, having seen, say, a photo in the paper, and ask if they could buy […]

John Birmingham

May 5, 2015

This is How the Future Works

You may recall a theft last year. Digital ninjas ghosted their way into the private files of a number of celebrities; mostly, but not entirely female actors. The women’s data, some of it in the form of nude photographs was copied and released into the wild. And then something strange happened. Not straight away. It […]

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Image Credit: Albert Namatjira painting at Hermannsburg Mission, April 1952. Photograph: Lockett, M

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