May 23, 2018

Three past winners make the Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist

Three former winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award have been named on the 2018 Longlist. Peter Carey, Michelle de Kretser and Kim Scott are joined by eight other established authors, all of whom have received numerous literary accolades throughout their careers, making the 2018 longlist a remarkable collection of Australian stories. Perpetual, the trustee […]

May 8, 2018

NSW government and education sector: an update from our CEO

Dear Members, I thought I should update you directly on some key licensing matters. As you may know from a message I sent members last November, the Copyright Agency has taken the NSW government to the Copyright Tribunal because of its refusal to pay a fair rate over the last five years for the use […]

May 3, 2018

Copyright Agency awards 2018 Fellowships to two publishers

The Copyright Agency has awarded two Publisher Fellowships at the Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney. The Fellows, Spineless Wonders Publisher Bronwyn Mehan and Monash University Publishing’s Nathan Hollier will investigate what local publishers can learn from international business models in publishing in the United States and Asia. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, said, “The […]

February 12, 2018

Morris Gleitzman our newest Australian Children’s Laureate

The Copyright Agency is thrilled that well-loved children’s writer, and Reading Australia author, Morris Gleitzman has been announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–19. He will dedicate the next two years to advocating for the importance of stories and everything stories can offer. Gleitzman is the author of the award-winning novel, Once (2005), for which there are dedicated teaching resources […]

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 […]

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Image Credit: Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. ‘Kapi Wankanya’ (2017). Acrylic on linen, 1220 x 2000mm.

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