CAL 40th Anniversary

Standing Up For Creators Since 1974

The Australian creative arts industry was blossoming in 1974, yet authors’ and artists’ rights weren’t being protected and their work was being copied frequently without their permission. The Copyright Agency was formed to stand up for creators and ensure respect for their work. It was the year that Graham Bond said Farewell Aunty Jack and Olivia Newton […]

Board Members Wins PM’s Literary Award

Hearty congratulations to Copyright Agency Board Member and much-loved author, Libby Gleeson on her 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for children’s fiction. Australian children’s book stalwart Libby Gleeson won the children’s fiction award for Red, a story of a young amnesiac who attempts to piece her life back together after a cyclone hits the eastern […]

A Copy a Day Keeps Creators in Pay

More than a billion pages of copyrighted material are being photocopied or used electronically by schools and universities for teaching every year. Copyright Agency’s Manager of Surveys & Monitoring, James Tweed, says the agency’s annual surveys capture a sample of how much and what is being copied or shared digitally so that creators, such as […]

Copyright Agency and Viscopy: Combined Service Agreement

Copyright Agency and Viscopy have received approval for an agreement whereby Copyright Agency will manage services to Viscopy members and licensees. Copyright Agency and Viscopy have received approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a combined services agreement through which Copyright Agency will manage services to Viscopy members and licensees. Approval was […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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