January 4, 2016

Vale former Chair Brian Johns, AO

Brian Johns AO sadly passed away on 1 January 2016. Brian spent 13 years on the Copyright Agency’s Board until the end of 2014, including six as chairman, from 2004 -2009. Brian made an inestimable contribution to journalism, Australian writing, broadcasting and the visual arts, indeed to creativity and our country generally. He served the nation […]

December 23, 2015

Statement in response to the release of draft amendments to the Copyright Act

The Copyright Agency welcomes the opportunity to review proposed changes to the Copyright Act. We particularly welcome the amendments to simplify the statutory licences for education, which have resulted from a joint proposal from schools, universities, Screenrights and the Copyright Agency. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “We support simplifying the education statutory licences, which […]

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

December 22, 2015

Close to $1m drives Australia’s creative culture

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has given more than $933,000 to 41 creative projects all over Australia in its latest grants round. Highlights of the round include: $90k to Queensland Theatre Company for an Indigenous New Work Residency; $24k to support the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2016; $30k for the Kid’s Own (Vic) project: Into […]

November 26, 2015

Copyright Agency announces new Board members

The Copyright Agency has announced the appointment of two new Board members – Fairfax business journalist Adele Ferguson and publisher Jane Curry – after a ballot. A record number of candidates submitted for the two positions and there was a high level of interest in the voting. The addition of Adele and Jane brings the […]

September 7, 2015

Copyright Agency Launches New Website

The Copyright Agency has today launched a new-look website, making it easier for its members and licensing customers to find relevant information, buy licenses and apply for funding. The website has been designed to reflect the diverse creativity of its near 30,000 membership base with member profiles featuring creators such as painter Criss Canning, children’s book illustrator Ann […]

September 3, 2015

We’ve relocated

Copyright Agency | Viscopy has relocated to 66 Goulburn St, Sydney Please note, all Copyright Agency | Viscopy email addresses, telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.  

July 31, 2015

One-click solution to connect creators and consumers

A world-first innovation aims to simplify online copyright approvals – and it’s all just a click away. Australian rights management and collection society, the not-for-profit Copyright Agency has partnered with UK not-for-profit The Copyright Hub on its global permission technology, launched overnight in the UK by British Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe. Chair of the […]

June 30, 2015

Kim Williams appointed as Chair of the Copyright Agency

Copyright Agency Board Director, Kim Williams, has been appointed as the organisation’s Chairman. Mr Williams takes on the role from Sandy Grant who has chaired the not-for-profit for the past five years – and been a Board member since 2002. Mr Grant will remain on the Board. Mr Williams, who joined the Copyright Agency’s Board […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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