January 31, 2018

New fellowships announced and two for Publishers open now

Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling has announced the Cultural Fund will increase the value of its annual fellowships, from $120,000 to $285,000 this year. Mr Suckling says, “The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund commits some $2m annually from copyright licensing revenue to ensuring that creative Australians keep contributing positively to the cultural life of the nation. […]

January 23, 2018

Australia Council’s Wenona Byrne talks literary trends

In November last year, the Australia Council’s Literature Director, Wenona Byrne, delivered the keynote speech at the Independent Publishing Conference organised by the Small Press Network. We’ve reproduced Wenona’s speech, which offers terrific insights into current trends and opportunities in publishing (with her permission). Frankfurt Book Fair In October 2017, I attended the Frankfurt Book […]

January 18, 2018

IGNITE funding captures insights to advance Aussie publishing

Kate Sherington, Digital Business Manager at Pan Macmillan Australia, attended the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit in London in 2017, courtesy of a Cultural Fund IGNITE grant. The digital summit provided her with fresh insights on capturing and exploiting data, which she is already working to integrate. Kate says, “The main focus of the conference was […]

December 5, 2017

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

August 8, 2017

LearningField welcomes three new publishers to its online textbook platform

LearningField, a world-first digital textbook platform by The Copyright Agency, welcomes three new publishers – National Educational Advancement Programs (Neap), Edrolo and Titan Education – offering more than 250 new texts, study guides and video support programs to students and teachers. The new publisher resources add to the list of more than 1,300 e-textbooks and […]

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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Image Credit: Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. ‘Kapi Wankanya’ (2017). Acrylic on linen, 1220 x 2000mm.

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