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, […]

May 19, 2015

Meltwater Forms Content Licensing Agreement with Copyright Agency

Meltwater, a leading provider of online intelligence solutions delivering big data insights, has announced it has formed a content licensing agreement with the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s market-leading publishers. Publishers include APN News & Media, Fairfax Media, News Corp Australia, Seven West Media, Bauer Media, Pacific Magazines and more. The content licensing agreement […]

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 […]

January 20, 2015

Teachers Invite Famous Aussies Into Classrooms

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Reading Australia , set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, plays and poetry anthologies from top Aussie authors such as Tim Winton, Jackie French, Peter Carey and […]

December 3, 2014

iSentia signs first ‘scraping’ licence deal with Copyright Agency and newspaper publishers

Leading ASX-listed media intelligence company iSentia Group Ltd (ASX:ISD) has signed the first agreement in Australia that grants a licence for the scraping of certain online news and magazine content for clients. The licence has been developed by the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s newspaper and magazine publishers. The deal includes paywalled content of […]

July 23, 2014

New Global Innovation Index Release

19 July 2014: The Global Innovation Index (GIL) for 2014 was launched in Sydney on 18 July 2014. The launch coincided with the B20 Business Leaders forum being hosted in Sydney, connected to the annual G20 government leaders summit being held in Brisbane in November. The Global Innovation Index is co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University, and INSEAD. The top […]

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). […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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