April 24, 2019

Big Tech is finally being forced to take responsibility

By Copyright Agency Chair, Kim Williams, AM. In my recent trips to Canberra as Chair of the Copyright Agency there has clearly been a sea change in the view of many (if not all) politicians and policy makers on ‘Big Tech.’ While these companies, of course, provide extraordinary services that are widely used, the image […]

April 10, 2019

New four-year schools licence negotiated

A message from the CEO, Adam Suckling Dear Members, I wrote to you at the end of last year about the issues around negotiating new agreements, our disputes before the Copyright Tribunal, and our investment in new systems and services to better serve members. As you know, digital technology continues to change profoundly the way […]

April 4, 2019

Review of Code of Conduct finalised

The Australian Government’s Bureau of Communications and Arts Research released the final report of the review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies on 1 April 2019. The recommendations outlined in the report seek to: increase clarity around the role of the Code improve transparency around collecting societies’ operations strengthen governance arrangements for […]

April 2, 2019

Artists’ works speak of community in remote WA medical clinics

The artwork of four Martumili Arts Centre artists have been licensed and replicated in beautiful metal screens for two remote community medical centres in the Western Desert. The Punmu and Parnngurr Aboriginal Health Clinics in the Western Australian Desert, 1800km from Perth and at least 400km away from their nearest towns, are some of the […]

February 18, 2019

UK Digital Content Store reaches 5m downloads

The British equivalent of Copyright Agency’s new Flex platform, has seen UK students download 5 million copyright-compliant documents. Flex is modelled on the Digital Content Store, which makes the task of preparing course reading material simpler and faster for librarians and educators – eliminating unnecessary duplication of processes every term. Since the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency […]

November 29, 2018

What’s the role of creativity in the digital age?

After the Copyright Agency’s AGM on 28 November, a special event was held to stand up for and celebrate Australian authors, publishers and visual artists. At the event, the three 2018 Copyright Agency Fellowships were announced. Read more. Guests at the event also heard from the Copyright Agency’s Chair Kim Williams who posited that “technology is […]

November 28, 2018

Jane Curry re-elected to Copyright Agency Board

The outcome of this year’s election for the Publisher Director position on the Copyright Agency’s Board was announced at the company’s AGM on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Two nominations were received, one from the incumbent director Jane Curry (Ventura Press) and one from Margrete Lamond, a publisher member who is the founder of Dirt Lane […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency sponsors Award for Governance Reporting

The Copyright Agency is a major sponsor of the awards for company annual reports. Copyright Agency’s Director of Commercial Licensing, Guy Johnson, says, “It’s the second year we’re sponsoring the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA). We support good governance in all its forms and we are very pleased to sponsor the Special Award for Governance Reporting, which […]

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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