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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Report on 2017 Triennial Review of Code of Conduct

Australian copyright collecting societies report annually on their compliance with the Collecting Societies Code of Conduct to the Code Reviewer, a former judge of the Federal Court. In addition, the Code Reviewer invites submissions every three years on the contents and operation of the Code itself. In December 2016, the Code Reviewer invited submissions on […]

2017 Triennial Code of Conduct review

In 2017, a triennial review of the Collecting Societies Code of Conduct will be conducted by the Code Reviewer. A meeting open to the general public will be held by the Code Reviewer (The Hon Kevin Edmund Lindgren AM, QC) in respect of the Code of Conduct of the Collecting Societies (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited […]

Digital licensing expands Copyright Agency revenue with a $115m return to members

Copyright Agency distributed $115m to its members in the 2015-16 financial year, with a positive expansion in licensing particularly among corporates, media intelligence companies and colleges. Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling told members at the not-for-profit’s AGM in Sydney that the company had distributed an average of $100m a year to members over the past decade. […]

Code Reviewer’s report for 2015–16

The report from the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2015–16 is now available. The Copyright Agency and Viscopy have been signatories to the Code of Conduct for copyright collecting societies since its establishment in 2002. Each year, the collecting societies’ compliance with the Code is reviewed by the […]

Code of Conduct Review 2016

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 […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

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