July 21, 2016

Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship doubles value to $80,000

The Copyright Agency’s annual Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors has doubled its award from $40,000 to $80,000 this year, making it one of Australia’s richest fellowships for writers. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “This is now the flagship fellowship for mid-to-late career authors, providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. […]

July 1, 2016

Clear and license the rights to reuse content from over 20 million STM journal articles from leading publishers

Australia’s text licensing company, the Copyright Agency, has developed an easy way for companies to build and share knowledge with content from the world’s leading scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals. Copyright Agency’s new pay-per-use online licensing solution, RightsPortal Journals, has been developed in partnership with globally successful publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer. RightsPortal […]

May 6, 2016

Fair doesn’t mean free: changes would crush local content

The Productivity Commission’s draft report on Australia’s copyright arrangements makes recommendations that would be incredibly detrimental to our national creative talent. The report is overall profoundly disappointing and a major cause for concern, says Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams. “I cannot think of another recent report that so seriously misses the main drivers of its area of […]

fair use

April 29, 2016

Productivity Commission proposals would stifle Australian content

Proposals to impose a US-style intellectual property arrangement in Australia made by the Productivity Commission today would pose one of the greatest dangers to Australian-made content in a generation. “A US-style ‘fair use’ arrangement to copyright is out of context in the Australian system and would be a wrecking ball to Australian writers, creators, publishers and […]

April 8, 2016

Isentia reaches new rights agreement for Australian online and print content, delivering significant client benefits

Asia-Pacific’s leading media intelligence company, Isentia (ASX:ISD), has signed a new agreement with rights manager, the Copyright Agency, which delivers greater value to Isentia clients, keeping them informed in the 24/7, digital business information age. This new agreement recognises the increasingly complex media environment that Isentia’s clients navigate. Under the new copyright agreement, Isentia will […]

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

January 29, 2016

Cultural Funding to drive Queensland’s creative culture

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has given $132,500 to four Queensland based creative projects and more than $933,000 to projects nationally in its latest grants round. Queensland based initiatives include: $20k to the State Library of Queensland for the Communities of Story project; $12k over two years for the Queensland Poetry Festival to support the […]

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

January 6, 2016

Cultural funding to drive Western Australia’s creative culture

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has given $95,000 to five creative projects in Western Australia and more than $933,000 to projects nationally in its latest grants round. Western Australian initiatives include: $10k to Arts Margaret River for the Margaret River Reader and Writers Festival; $10k to writingWA for the Singapore-Western Australia Book Industry Trade Summit; […]

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 […]

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