November 6, 2018

Has your work been published in print or online?

Building on the success of our recent Image Royalty Claim, the Copyright Agency is currently inviting writers and artists to complete a short online form about their published works. We want to increase the information we hold about works for which artists and writers retain copyright to assist with our distribution of copyright fees. Artists […]

April 4, 2018

Visual artists to claim royalties

The Copyright Agency is mounting a campaign this month to collect fresh data from Australian artists and their heirs about where their works have been published or used on TV. The campaign aims to build a more comprehensive picture about how copyrighted artwork is being used in Australia and provide payments to artists. More than […]

March 7, 2018

Parliamentary launch for Library Lovers Day

On Tuesday 13 February, the second Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers gathering was held at Parliament House, Canberra for the the launch of Library Lover’s Day. Graham Perrett MP and Senator Linda Reynolds were on hand to hear authors, Alison Lester and Aunty Joy Murphy, illustrator Lisa Kennedy and education expert Laureate Professor John Hattie, highlight […]

December 5, 2017

Walkleys, Stanleys celebrate written and visual journalistic excellence

Awards for our leading journalists, photographers and cartoonists have flowed thick and fast in the past few weeks. Walkley Awards On Wednesday 29 November, the 62nd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were held in Brisbane. Fairfax Media’s Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty won the coveted Gold Walkley Award​ for their extraordinary work, “Surviving IS: Stories of Mosul”. Kate Geraghty was […]

November 7, 2017

Namatjira family legacy restored

In October, news emerged that the rights in the work of globally recognised Indigenous watercolourist Albert Namatjira had been returned to the Namatjira family after decades of campaigning. The ABC’s Isabel Dayman reported that the copyright controversy ended, not in a courtroom, but on the phone after the intervention of a high-profile Australian millionaire. Dick […]

July 24, 2017

Australia’s oldest independent indigenous publisher celebrates 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago, Aboriginal leaders decided an organisation would be established to protect the rights of traditional storytellers and artists. Since then, Magabala Books has quietly but determinedly built a solid reputation by supporting indigenous writers and illustrators across all genres, with a special focus on nurturing emerging talent.  The Copyright Agency has been a long […]

February 21, 2017

Artists invited to share in more than $500,000 in royalties

The copyright collecting society and rights management organisation, Copyright Agency | Viscopy is mounting a month-long campaign to collect fresh data from artists and their heirs about where their works have been published or used on TV. Copyright Agency | Viscopy manages licence fees that allow educational institutions, government, businesses and others to copy and share […]

December 15, 2016

Copyright Agency response to ‘Copyright row must end’

Australians artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers have a right to receive fair payment for their work. The sweeping changes to Australian copyright laws being cheered on by Fairfax journalist Peter Martin, the Productivity Commission as well as American big tech companies will see these protections taken away. In his opinion piece in today’s SMH and Age, […]

Image Credit: Photo: © Gavin Jowitt.

Image Credit: Image courtesy of Australian Publishers' Association. Photo: Irene Lorberg Photography.

Image Credit: Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft, 2018. Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. © Akil Ahamat | Licensed by Copyright Agency

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