December 13, 2017

Strathfield Council agrees to pay for news copyright breaches

Strathfield Council in Sydney has issued an apology and agreed to pay damages for infringing the copyright of newspaper publishers and others. The Council has also purchased a Copyright Agency licence in recognition of the role grassroots journalism plays in providing valuable information to its operations. Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling says. “In 2015 the […]

December 6, 2017

Code Reviewer’s report for 2016–17

Compliance with the Code of Conduct The report by the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2016–17 is now available here. Each annual report on compliance looks at, among other things, Copyright Agency’s management of complaints. Copyright Agency provided information to the Code Reviewer on four matters that are […]

November 28, 2017

Copyright Agency attends the IFRRO World Congress in Japan

Last month, the Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling attended the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) World Congress in Tokyo. Apart from participating in the Congress, the trip was an opportunity for the Copyright Agency to share information with Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, which is considering introducing an educational licensing scheme similar to […]

November 8, 2017

Copyright Agency and PRIA extended partnership announced

The Copyright Agency is excited to announce a new partnership agreement with industry peak body the Public Relations Institute of Australia that will expand on its joint commitment to educate public relations and communication practitioners on the importance of copyright. The Copyright Agency’s Director of Commercial Licensing, Guy Johnson, says the new partnership agreement will […]

November 7, 2017

Notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of Members of Copyright Agency Limited (the Company) will be held at the Remington Room, Fifth Floor, SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales on Thursday, 30 November at 4:30pm. Business 1. Apologies 2. Declaration of Proxies* 3. Presentation of Accounts and […]

September 5, 2017

EGM dates to be announced in October 2017

After a successful five-year ‘Services Agreement’ between rights management organisations, the Copyright Agency and Viscopy, the two organisations have begun the formal arrangements to merge. As part of the process, extraordinary general meetings will be held before the end of the year. Members will be notified in October as soon as the dates for the […]

June 16, 2017

Copyright Amendment changes a model for future reform

The Copyright Agency welcomes the passing of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 by the Australian Parliament. The passage of the Bill means it will be even simpler for students to access a huge range of content, libraries will be able to exhibit more material to the Australian public and people […]

May 29, 2017

Code of Conduct review 2017

Members, licensees and other stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the Code Reviewer about compliance by Copyright Agency and Viscopy with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies. Copyright Agency and Viscopy are signatories to the Code. Their compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is […]

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