November 4, 2019

Heads up! Member Portal changes ahead in 2020

We’ve been working on improvements to Copyright Agency’s member portal so, in the coming months, you may notice that things look a bit different. The changes are part of our commitment to members and the new member portal has loads of benefits. It’s easier to navigate and we’ve simplified some of the processes, which we’ve tested […]

October 9, 2019

Wrapped NBN nodes showcase Indigenous artists

As the NBN continues to be rolled out around Australia, it has provided an opportunity for Indigenous artworks to be displayed in the community. NBN Co’s delivery partner Downer has collaborated with the Copyright Agency to source and license artworks by key Indigenous artists to wrap around the NBN network nodes in Sydney’s Inner West. The aim is […]

July 2, 2019

$116m paid to members in 2018/19

The Copyright Agency closed off the Financial Year 2018/19 making distributions to members of $116 million. The money, which comes from licence fees paid by the education, government and commercial sectors for using valuable copyright material, is paid across the creative economy – to publishers, authors, academics and teachers, plus to journalists and media publishers, […]

July 2, 2019

New Code of Conduct website launched

The Copyright Agency and all other Australian collecting societies, APRA AMCOS, ASDACS, AWGACS, PPCA and Screenrights, have launched a new standalone website for the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies. The collecting societies are signatories to the Code of Conduct, reporting each year on compliance with the obligations in the Code. The current Code […]

July 2, 2019

A fond farewell after 32 years of service

The Copyright Agency recently farewelled a much-loved team member. Data researcher Than Than Yee started with the Copyright Agency in December 1986, more than 32 years ago. She was the second employee after Michael Fraser, who was the CEO – an extraordinary achievement. 1986 was the year that the agency received its first substantial copyright […]

May 20, 2019

Interim rate set in case against universities

A MESSAGE FROM CEO ADAM SUCKLING Dear members, As promised previously, I am writing to update you on progress in the Copyright Tribunal in the actions against Universities Australia (UA) and the Media Monitoring Organisations (MMOs). Recently, the Copyright Tribunal determined an interim rate that Universities Australia is required to pay in copyright licence fees […]

May 20, 2019

Canadian report recommends copyright changes to support local authors

The Copyright Agency welcomes a landmark report from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage which has backed Canadian authors in their push to reform copyright laws in that country. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Canadian authors and publishers have endured serious erosions to their livelihoods since 2012 as a result of copyright changes which […]

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 […]

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