July 12, 2018

Future Fund changes

A message from the CEO, Adam Suckling. Dear members, I write to update you on the Copyright Agency’s Future Fund which was established by a 2013 Board decision to safeguard the interests of our members in light of serious threats from proposed changes to Australia’s copyright laws. In the interests of members, the Copyright Agency […]

July 12, 2018

Protecting members’ rights and sustaining publishing, writing and journalism

The Copyright Agency is currently protecting the rights of its members through several different actions in the Copyright Tribunal. NSW Government As some of you will be aware, we are in dispute with the NSW Government over non-payment of licence fees for over five years. We participated in mediation on Wednesday 20 June but were regrettably […]

June 19, 2018

Barnes weighs in on push for payment

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has joined the push for the NSW government to pay creators the millions of dollars owed to them in copyright fees. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph.

June 18, 2018

Authors demand NSW government pay copyright fees

Authors are calling for the NSW government to pay a fair fee for using their material. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph.  

June 6, 2018

How authors add value

Hazel Edwards explores how authors need to multi-task to create value for themselves and their readers. Why are you writing? To live more intensively? To earn a living? To keep learning? To avoid boredom? To share little known worlds? As an excuse for travelling?  Justifying the way a life has been lived? Fame, and especially […]

June 5, 2018

Trinity Grammar School adopts ‘This Book Changed My Life’

More than 40 students and staff members from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney have shared the books that mean the most to them in individual videos to support the Copyright Agency’s This Book Changed My Life social media campaign. The videos have been compiled by the School’s AV department into a short feature film, which will […]

June 5, 2018

Understanding Australia’s copyright framework

To assist the current review of copyright law in Canada, the Copyright Agency joined with the Copyright Council, the Australian Publishers’ Association and the Australian Society of Authors to submit a paper providing an overview of our copyright framework and current state of play. This was partly prompted by some misunderstandings about the situation in […]

May 7, 2018

Canada: ‘80% of our licensing income has simply disappeared’

Copyright is under review in Canada. This has come about because of a change to Canada’s copyright laws in 2012 which meant education was added as a copyright exception to the Act – which has resulted in some severe unintended consequences for authors. Similar proposals have been repeatedly recommended in Australia by the Productivity Commission […]

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Image Credit: Hugo Michell Gallery Booth, Sydney Contemporary 2017. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: NGV design store merchandise featuring works by Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Nita Williamson, Wawiriya Burton with Angela (daughter) and Kathy (grand-daughter). © The Artists/Copyright Agency, 2018 Image: NGV design store Styling: Natalie Turnbull Photo: Daniel Herrmann-Zoll

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