Accessibility Q&A with Agata Mrva-Montoya

21 May marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020, an opportunity to promote digital access and inclusive content for people with print disabilities. Copyright Agency is committed to fostering inclusivity in the books and publishing sector. We are a member of both the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities and the Australian […]

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 […]

ACCC to develop mandatory code aimed at compelling big tech to pay for valuable content

Copyright Agency welcomes the joint announcement by the ACCC and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address commercial arrangements between digital platforms and news media businesses. While the announcement represents a step forward, the effectiveness of the code is one hundred percent dependent on […]

An update from the Copyright Tribunal

On 22 April 2020 the Copyright Tribunal handed down a decision on Isentia’s application for the Tribunal to reduce Isentia’s interim copyright fees to the same fees that Meltwater is paying. His Honour Justice Greenwood rejected Isentia’s application to have its interim copyright fees reduced. The main hearing into the fees that media monitoring companies […]

Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day

23 April is a date when many prominent writers have both entered (Halldór Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov) and departed from (Cervantes, Shakespeare) the world. This makes it the perfect candidate for UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day: a global tribute to books and authors, their contributions to social and cultural progress, and of course the pleasure […]

Celebrate World Poetry Day!

Power in the slow lane This article by Sarah Holland-Batt originally appeared in The Weekend Australian Review. Amid the bewildering array of so-called international celebrations carrying on weekly, you could be forgiven for not knowing Saturday, March 21, is World Poetry Day. But, unlike International Talk Like a Pirate Day, World Emoji Day — or […]

Accessibility Q&A with Sonali Marathe

The Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities, of which the Copyright Agency is a member, will hold its annual conference in Melbourne from 2–5 May. This event acts as a forum to share information about the latest accessibility developments; enhance dialogue between users and providers of information; and showcase examples of […]

Karen Wyld wins 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

At the recent Perth Festival Literature and Ideas Weekend, the Copyright Agency’s Nicola Evans presented the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript to author and Copyright Agency member Karen Wyld for her manuscript, Where the Fruit Falls. The prize includes $10,000 provided by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and a publishing contract with UWA […]

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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