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; […]

November 6, 2018

2018 Annual General Meeting of the Copyright Agency announced

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Copyright Agency Limited will be held at the Remington Room, Fifth Floor, SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales on Wednesday, 28 November at 4:30pm. For your information, the following documents are linked below: 1. Notice of annual general meeting 2. Proxy Form […]

November 6, 2018

Has your work been published in print or online?

Building on the success of our recent Image Royalty Claim, the Copyright Agency is currently inviting writers and artists to complete a short online form about their published works. We want to increase the information we hold about works for which artists and writers retain copyright to assist with our distribution of copyright fees. Artists […]

September 6, 2018

Publisher Director election set for October

In July, the Copyright Agency sought nominations from members for three elected Board Director positions – that of Publisher Director, Author Director and Artist Director. Incumbents, journalist Adele Ferguson and visual artist Dr Oliver Watts, will remain on the Board as their positions have not been contested. The two people running for the Publisher Director role are the incumbent Jane Curry (Ventura […]

September 5, 2018

$124m paid to publishers, writers and artists

Dear members, I wrote in Creative Licence in July about changes to the Copyright Agency’s Future Fund, where the Board has decided it is prudent to reduce the amount in the Fund from $15m to $12m over the next three years. You can read my July message here. Further to that, our end of financial […]

September 3, 2018

Top talks at Sydney Contemporary

Art lovers take note! This month’s Sydney Contemporary art fair celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art with art-inspired events and exhibitions from 13-16 September. The Copyright Agency has partnered with Sydney Contemporary this year to present TALK Contemporary: a series of panel discussions featuring leading figures in the arts exploring topical and controversial […]

July 19, 2018

Reduced administration fees for visual arts members

The merger of the Copyright Agency and Viscopy, on 30 November 2017, has led to a reduction in the administration fee for visual arts licences. The reduction applies from 1 January 2018. Copyright Agency’s administration fee varies slightly from year to year and is currently: On income from ‘statutory’ licence fees collected by Copyright Agency […]

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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