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May 16, 2017

Third annual Brian Johns Lecture: Saving news that matters in a time of information overload

On Thursday 4 May the Centre for Media History, in collaboration with the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, hosted the annual Brian Johns Lecture at the Metcalfe Auditorium in the State Library of New South Wales. Speaking to a full house on the subject ‘How the internet killed my business model: Saving news that matters in a time […]

February 28, 2017

Most teens prefer print books

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has funded research by Deakin and Murdoch Universities into teenagers’ reading behaviour. Called Teen Reading in the Digital Era, the research is a pilot study of Australian teenagers’ practice using traditional print and digital platforms for recreational reading. The project’s literature says, “Research shows reading for pleasure is linked to […]

April 19, 2016

US Authors Guild’s review of Google Books case denied

The U.S. Supreme Court has today denied to review an appeal to the case Authors Guild v. Google  The decision leaves standing the view that copying and providing access to some millions of copyright protected books for profit-making purposes and without payment to authors is “fair”. “Today authors suffered a colossal loss,” said Authors Guild president Roxana Robinson. […]

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October 7, 2015

UN initiative will transform the lives of millions of readers

It’s a sad fact that over 93% of books in the world are not published in accessible formats for blind, visually impaired or print disabled readers. In June 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) adopted the Marrakesh Treaty to help solve this book famine which has become a human rights issue. Australia has signed […]

September 11, 2015

Best-selling author Scott Turow visits Australia

US author and lawyer Scott Turow, who is known as a champion of authors’ rights and whose books have sold more than 30 million copies, is in Australia to speak at the Australian Society of Authors’ Congress in Sydney tomorrow evening and then in Canberra on Monday. Turow’s ASA keynote, Under Siege in the Digital […]

August 11, 2015

Publishers commit to digital text service LearningField

On the back of strong growth into the secondary schools market, digital textbook service LearningField has re-signed major publishers Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Pearson for a further three years. These publishers join others, such as Cengage and Macmillan, in their continued support of the service. In just two years, the Copyright Agency’s LearningField has been […]

July 31, 2015

One-click solution to connect creators and consumers

A world-first innovation aims to simplify online copyright approvals – and it’s all just a click away. Australian rights management and collection society, the not-for-profit Copyright Agency has partnered with UK not-for-profit The Copyright Hub on its global permission technology, launched overnight in the UK by British Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe. Chair of the […]

May 19, 2015

Macmillan signing brings six of the best

As the transition of schools into the online environment continues apace, the creators of digital textbook app LearningField have signed major educational publisher Macmillan Education Australia to provide its catalogue of texts for students in years 7-12. Signing Macmillan Education means the digital platform has all six of the major Australian educational publishers within LearningField, […]

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