April 11, 2013

Statutory Licence a Win-Win for Students and Creators

Authors want to make enough of a living to be able to continue to create original Australian works to be enjoyed by students and the community at large, participants at the recent Copyright Agency Seminar Education:Information, heard. Author, teacher and parent, Angelo Loukakis, told the seminar the ideal situation was for children to have access […]

April 8, 2013

Funding Boost Revives the Great Australian Story

A landmark project to reconnect Australians with their home-grown literature is a step closer to fruition thanks to new funding. Copyright Agency’s Board of Directors has announced a further $266,300 in Cultural Funding forReading Australia. This is in addition to initial funding of $100,000. Chair of the Copyright Agency Board Sandy Grant said Reading Australia […]

February 13, 2013

Creators in Education Sector Critical

Recognition of the valuable work done by creators in the education sector is critical for the ongoing investment in quality content for Australian students. Several articles have been published recently on issues surrounding education and copyright. In a blog post by Canadian novelist John Degan, he argues against the recent actions by the Ontario Library […]

September 7, 2011

2011 NSW Premier’s History Awards

The 2011 NSW Premier’s History Award winners were announced at an event in Sydney on 5 September. The Copyright Agency congratulates the following members who won awards in the below categories. YOUNG PEOPLE’ HISTORY AWARD Kirsty Murray for India Dark (Allen & Unwin) NSW COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL HISTORY PRIZE Stephen Gapps for Cabrogal to Fairfield City: […]

September 1, 2011

Authors Nominated for 2011 NSW Premier’s History Awards

The NSW Arts Minister George Souris announced the shortlist for the NSW Premier’s History Awards on 26 August. The Awards promote excellence in the interpretation of history and play a role in establishing standards in historical research and publication. The Copyright Agency congratulates the members shortlisted in the book-related categories below: Australian History Prize Joy Damousi […]

August 25, 2011

Shortlist for 2011 Qld Premier’s Literary Awards

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced the shortlists for the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards on 22 August. In a statement on the announcement Premier Bligh said that ‘This year’s shortlist includes passionate, inspiring, educational and humorous works by some of Australia’s great writers, reflecting the incredible literary talent thriving in Queensland and throughout Australia.’ The […]

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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