February 6, 2017

Reading Australia and publisher Magabala Books bring Indigenous stories back to school

As Australian students and teachers begin the school year, one of the remotest publishing houses in the world, Magabala Books in Broome (WA) is gearing up to bring new Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country. With a grant of $33,550 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Magabala Books will soon deliver […]

April 11, 2016

New ‘Create’ Career Fund earmarks $100k a year for mid-to-late career authors and artists

Recognising that mid-to-late career authors and artists require the time to create new works, the Copyright Agency has established the Create Career Fund. The rights management organisation, whose members include authors, journalists, visual artists, photographers and publishers, provides almost $2m in funding annually to cultural institutions through its Cultural and Career Funds. Copyright Agency CEO […]

April 8, 2016

Isentia reaches new rights agreement for Australian online and print content, delivering significant client benefits

Asia-Pacific’s leading media intelligence company, Isentia (ASX:ISD), has signed a new agreement with rights manager, the Copyright Agency, which delivers greater value to Isentia clients, keeping them informed in the 24/7, digital business information age. This new agreement recognises the increasingly complex media environment that Isentia’s clients navigate. Under the new copyright agreement, Isentia will […]

March 2, 2016

The potential impact of ‘fair use’ on creators

In today’s Australian newspaper, Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, looks at why a change to a US-style copyright system will discourage Australian innovation. The opinion piece ran as part of a larger feature, The Fight Over Fair Use. Adam writes, “There’s no doubt we all love a great story – whatever the medium: books, television, films, plays, […]

January 29, 2016

Introducing the Early Childhood Education Licence

The Copyright Agency has teamed up with APRA AMCOS, ARIA, PPCA and Early Childhood Australia to provide a simple licensing solution to early learning providers. The Early Childhood Education Copyright Licence was created to help early learning providers ensure that they can meet their copyright obligations when exercising the exclusive rights owned by the creators. The […]

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

December 22, 2015

Close to $1m drives Australia’s creative culture

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has given more than $933,000 to 41 creative projects all over Australia in its latest grants round. Highlights of the round include: $90k to Queensland Theatre Company for an Indigenous New Work Residency; $24k to support the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2016; $30k for the Kid’s Own (Vic) project: Into […]

December 21, 2015

Marina Abramović In Residence

During June 2015, Kaldor Public Art Projects presented a unique experiential 12 day live-in residency with prominent performance artist, Marina Abramović and a group of 12 Australian artists. The project was supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and was open to the public with a total of 31,000 visitors, many participating in the Evenings […]

December 7, 2015

PwC Report says copyright changes should be ‘evidence based’

Changes to Australia’s copyright laws to a US-style ‘fair use’ model would ‘undermine incentives to invest, trigger company closures and smash local creativity’, according to a cost-benefit analysis by PwC – as reported in the Australian Financial Review article: Don’t change copyright law, urges PwC. The view is supported by the Copyright Agency, along with other media […]

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