Hong Kong skyline viewed from Victoria Peak

July 18, 2014

Copyright Amendments in Hong Kong

18 July 2014: Amendments to Hong Kong’s copyright legislation were introduced on 18 June 2014. The amendments include: a new exclusive right to communicate their works through any mode of electronic transmission new exceptions for: parody, satire, caricature and pastiche; commenting on current events; quotation; temporary reproduction by Online Service Providers (OSPs); media shifting of […]

June 26, 2014

Australia Signs Treaty for Visually Impaired

On 23 June, Australia signed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty for the visually impaired. Australia’s signing of the treaty was announced in a joint media release from the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Julie Bishop), Attorney General (George Brandis), Minister for Trade and Investment (Andrew Robb) and Assistant Minister for Social Services (Mitch Fifield). […]

October 22, 2013

National Writers’ Congress: Authorship 20/20

The Australian Society of Authors National Writers’ Congress: Authorship 20/20, supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, hosted 200 authors and illustrators at a range of venues around the Sydney CBD last weekend. Over three days 17-19 October, the National Writers’ Congress examined current and anticipated issues facing professional authors, including copyright, fair pay, the market […]

September 20, 2013

New Publishers Welcomed to Digital Platform

Three new publishers have signed on to provide educational material to Copyright Agency’s new digital platform for high schools, LearningField. Cengage Learning, Helleman Books and PCS Publications have joined with the four founding publishers Cambridge University Press, Jacaranda (Wiley), Oxford University Press and Pearson, to provide aggregated digital content on an easy-to-use platform, along with […]

August 13, 2013

Publishers Combine for World-First Education Platform

Copyright Agency has today introduced LearningField, a world-first subscription based digital education resource for Australian high school teachers and students. LearningField provides an unparalleled model of choice for teachers to tailor resources to meet specific student needs. Initially in conjunction with four leading publishers Cambridge University Press, Jacaranda (Wiley), Oxford University Press and Pearson, LearningField […]

July 14, 2011

Copyright Agency Releases Results from Digital Publishing Trends Survey

After almost two decades of hype and speculation predicting a digital book revolution, the past 12-18 months have seen some major developments that could herald a turning point in the broad adoption of digital publishing in Australia. Few could have missed the high profile launches of products such as the Apple iPad or Google eBooks; […]

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