May 19, 2015

NSW surveyors receive landmark payments

The Copyright Agency has just completed its first payment to surveyors of almost $200,000. This follows the determination of the Copyright Tribunal in July 2013 to award surveyors a fair share of proceeds from the sale of survey plans by the NSW Government. You can read more about the case here. This first distribution was […]

April 14, 2015

Copyright Agency announces CEO’s resignation

Copyright Agency announced today that CEO Murray St Leger would be leaving the company in July 2015. Mr St Leger is moving back to the United Kingdom for family reasons. Murray St Leger is a former Managing Director of McGraw-Hill Australia, and was President of the Australian Publishers Association in 2009/10. The Chairman of Copyright Agency, […]

February 5, 2015

Copyright Hub Chair Introduces ‘Right Click’ Licensing

Chair of the UK’s Copyright Hub Richard Hooper says technology needs to do more to help copyright work, at a seminar hosted by the Copyright Agency last week. Around 85 people attended Friday’s event to find out what solution is being proposed to not only to make licensing copyright material easier, cheaper and simpler but […]

November 27, 2014

Helen O’Neill joins Board of the Copyright Agency

As the Copyright Agency celebrates its 40th year, it has today appointed journalist and author Helen O’Neill to its Board. Ms O’Neill replaces outgoing Board director and renowned children’s author, Libby Gleeson. Helen O’Neill is an award-winning journalist and author with more than 25 years’ experience on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Vogue […]

CAL 40th Anniversary

July 11, 2014

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 […]

August 20, 2013

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 […]

April 17, 2013

A Copy a Day Keeps Creators in Pay

More than a billion and a half 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 […]

July 13, 2012

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 […]

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