Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2020

Members, licensees and other stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the Code Reviewer about Copyright Agency’s compliance with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in 2019–20. Copyright Agency is a signatory to the Code. Our compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is the Dr Kevin Lindgren AM […]

Annual Report 2018-19 released at AGM

Copyright Agency has issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney on 20 November 2019. The report provides the audited financial results of the company and reports on achievements in the last financial year. 2018-19 was a strong year with many gains for our members. Highlights include: Strong financial results We generated revenue of around $150m and paid […]

Copyright Agency appoints two new Board Directors

The Copyright Agency announced the appointment of two new Board Directors at its AGM on 20 November 2019 and released its end of financial year results. Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams welcomed the Deputy Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Anne Maria Nicholson as an author director, and Managing Director of McGraw-Hill Education Cath […]

Copyright licences support premium business governance

Co-Founder and CEO of Volt Bank, Steve Weston, discusses governance in what is, arguably, a new era in financial services. In January this year, Volt Bank was granted a full banking licence – the first digital ‘challenger’ bank to do so. This is one of a number of governance measures (such as securing a copyright […]

Save up to $300 on Governance Institute’s National Conference 2019

The Copyright Agency has partnered with the Governance Institute of Australia to offer you resources and a special rate to their National Conference. Copyright Agency’s Director of Commercial Licensing, Guy Johnson, says, “We support good governance in all its forms and believe the Governance Institute resources and National Conference are valuable to anyone looking at driving […]

New Code of Conduct website launched

The Copyright Agency and all other Australian collecting societies, APRA AMCOS, ASDACS, AWGACS, PPCA and Screenrights, have launched a new standalone website for the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies. The collecting societies are signatories to the Code of Conduct, reporting each year on compliance with the obligations in the Code. The current Code […]

Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2019

Members, licensees and other stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the Code Reviewer about Copyright Agency’s compliance with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in 2018–19. Copyright Agency is a signatory to the Code. Its compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is the Dr Kevin Lindgren AM […]

Interim rate set in case against universities

A MESSAGE FROM CEO ADAM SUCKLING Dear members, As promised previously, I am writing to update you on progress in the Copyright Tribunal in the actions against Universities Australia (UA) and the Media Monitoring Organisations (MMOs). Recently, the Copyright Tribunal determined an interim rate that Universities Australia is required to pay in copyright licence fees […]

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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