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 […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency delivers more than $124 million to members

The Copyright Agency has announced its end of year results at its AGM held today. CEO Adam Suckling says 2017-18 was a solid to good year with $124m in copyright royalty payments to members, a beneficial merger, important political advocacy for fair copyright settings and almost $1.8m in grants in support of Australia’s creative community. […]

November 12, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE Action launched in Copyright Tribunal

Today, the Copyright Agency, on behalf of its 40,000 members, will lodge an action in the Copyright Tribunal to determine the value of the copyright licence Australian universities rely on to copy and share extensive amounts of educational content. The action comes after a breakdown in commercial discussions with Universities Australia (UA), for a new […]

November 12, 2018

Copyright Agency lodges action in Copyright Tribunal against Universities Australia

Dear members, I am writing to inform you that we have lodged an action in the Copyright Tribunal today to determine the value of the copyright licences Australian universities rely on to copy and share content. The action comes after a breakdown in commercial negotiations with Universities Australia, for a new licensing agreement, beginning in […]

November 12, 2018

Improving the service we provide members

In late 2016, we began a multi-year project to modernise and integrate the agency’s numerous technological systems including finance, customer relationship management (CRM), member interface and data management. The aim of this project is to ensure that we can improve services to members using the most advanced cloud-based technology. This includes introducing a simplified payments model; […]

Image Credit: Justine Youssef, Under the table I learnt how to feed you 2019, installation view, There is fiction in the spaces between: John Fries Award 2019, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist, John Fries Award and Copyright Agency. Photograph: Jessica Maurer.

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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