September 28, 2016
The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, appeared on ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts program yesterday (27 September) to speak about the importance of copyright to creators and the ‘cavalier approach’ of the Productivity Commission to the production of Australian content. Listen to the interview with Michael Cathcart here.
September 23, 2016
As the Productivity Commission delivers to Government what’s expected to be a controversial report into Intellectual Property today, research from the US questions the push for relaxing Australia’s copyright rules. The Chief Economist of Washington’s Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies, Dr. George S. Ford, has weighed into Australia’s current copyright […]
September 22, 2016
Award-winning children’s book author, Hazel Edwards, writes in today’s Australian about the height of her literary career – the transition of her book into a musical after 38 years. She writes: I am not an economist but I know that if I were unable to make money from my work as an author that I would […]
September 21, 2016
The global copyright organisation, IFRRO, passed a resolution at its Asia Pacific Committee meeting recently expressing strong concerns about potential copyright law changes in Australia. The meeting of 21 representatives from 10 countries has written to the Australian Government and parliamentarians, urging them to reject the Productivity Commission’s copyright recommendations should the final report (to be […]
August 29, 2016
This is a response to Peter Martin’s comment piece in The Sunday Age on 28 August. Not only has Peter Martin made basic factual errors in his article on copyright but by invoking book burning in Nazi Germany Mr Martin profoundly offends millions of people and shows he has lost perspective in his coverage of […]
August 17, 2016
The following is the speech by Kim Williams as delivered at the Melbourne Press Club on Thursday, 17 August 2016. “We are gathered today on the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and I would like to acknowledge them as the traditional owners. I pay my respects to Elders past and present and to the […]
August 17, 2016
Chair of the Copyright Agency, Kim Williams AM, has warned that the next generation of Jimmy Barneses, Magda Szubanksis and George Millers will be in short supply should the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Intellectual Property come to pass. Mr Williams said that unless the Commission retreated from its extreme recommendations, policy […]
June 22, 2016
The Copyright Agency attended the Productivity Commission’s Public Hearing on Tuesday 21 June. Below is the full text version of opening remarks from Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling. Productivity Commission Public Hearing Sydney Intellectual Property Arrangements Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this public hearing. The inquiry is an important one. It […]
Image Credit: Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. ‘Kapi Wankanya’ (2017). Acrylic on linen, 1220 x 2000mm.
Image Credit: Hoodie from Lifewear Australia NAIDOC 2018 apparel collection featuring Geoff Sellman artwork, Her Opal Spirits, 2018. © Geoff Sellman/Copyright Agency, 2018. Photo courtesy Lifewear Australia.
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