Meet The Team: Arif Chowdhury, Licensing Officer

What do you do at the Copyright Agency?I am working within the close-knit Education and Government Licensing team. As a Licensing Officer, I have a key administrative and support role. My daily activities include liaising closely with Licensees and external customers along with other internal teams. I support the implementation and administration of Copyright Licences […]

APIC on copyright compliance in a time of online teaching

We caught up with Dr Michelle Cavaleri, Director of Academic Enhancement at Asia Pacific International College (APIC) to chat about copyright licensing, the big shift to online teaching and the Copyright Agency’s new online platform for the delivery of digital content FLEX. What made you decide to get the Statutory Education Licence, managed by the […]

Publishers discuss the shift to online teaching

The COVID-19 outbreak in Australia has necessitated rapid and substantial change at all levels of society – not least at the level of education. With protective measures and restrictions set to be enforced for many more weeks (if not months), schools and universities have had to adapt to online teaching on an unprecedented scale. The […]

Licence makes online teaching stress-free

With many Australians staying home to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, education institutions are mobilising to keep classes running as smoothly as possible. Online teaching isn’t new, but many institutions are embracing it for the first time due to the public health crisis. Classes look very different today compared to a few months […]

Changes introduced in 2020 to schools hardcopy survey

The Copyright Agency’s ‘hardcopy’ survey of schools, which provides us with information about photocopying, printing and scanning, will start from week 1 of Term 1, rather than the traditional week 3 of Term 1. Copyright Agency uses an independent research company to survey 32 schools every term about their use of harcopy material. We also separately […]

Melissa Fyfe wins 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for science writing

Melissa Fyfe has won the 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing with her article ‘Getting Cliterate’, published in the Good Weekend, which celebrates the Australian scientist who almost single-handedly shed light on the anatomy and physiology of the female sex organ. The $7000 winner’s prize was presented by UNSW Science Dean, Professor Emma Johnston […]

Glocalising digital education: challenges and opportunities

Australian Association for the Teaching of English Treasurer and Reading Australia Secondary Resources Manager, Phil Page, was invited by the International Publishers Association to speak at a side event for the World Intellectual Property Organisation Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights in Geneva in October. Phil and the AATE are passionate advocates for the value […]

Annual Report 2018-19 released at AGM

Copyright Agency has issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney on 20 November 2019. The report provides the audited financial results of the company and reports on achievements in the last financial year. 2018-19 was a strong year with many gains for our members. Highlights include: Strong financial results We generated revenue of around $150m and paid […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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