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 […]

November 26, 2015

Copyright Agency announces new Board members

The Copyright Agency has announced the appointment of two new Board members – Fairfax business journalist Adele Ferguson and publisher Jane Curry – after a ballot. A record number of candidates submitted for the two positions and there was a high level of interest in the voting. The addition of Adele and Jane brings the […]

October 23, 2015

Researchers to shed light on contentious copyright issues

New research will shed light on two contentious topics: How social media impacts on copyright; and copyright applications to Indigenous Traditional Knowledge. Researchers from Adelaide and Queensland have been awarded the inaugural Copyright Agency Research Fellowships of $20,000 each to advanced critical thinking in this area. The winners of the two fellowships are: Professor Melissa […]

October 22, 2015

We need to do more to prepare for the ‘New Work Order’

We are currently in the midst of the most significant disruption to the world of work since the industrial revolution. Right now as a nation we are failing to provide generations of young people with the skills and capability to thrive in the New Work Order. This is a national tragedy – and one that […]

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Image Credit: Hugo Michell Gallery Booth, Sydney Contemporary 2017. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: NGV design store merchandise featuring works by Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Nita Williamson, Wawiriya Burton with Angela (daughter) and Kathy (grand-daughter). © The Artists/Copyright Agency, 2018 Image: NGV design store Styling: Natalie Turnbull Photo: Daniel Herrmann-Zoll

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