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, […]

October 12, 2015

Campaign encourages councils to take a licence

In a new campaign, the Copyright Agency is working with local councils to increase their copyright compliance. We have identified Councils who have taken copyright licences as leading the way in terms of governance standards and ensuring the free-flow of information within and outside the council. Councils who take a licence are also supporting local […]

March 23, 2015

Lending a hand through letters

About 30 people wrote 185 cards of support to 14 imprisoned writers at the first Sydney PEN letter writing event, hosted by the creators’ rights organisation Copyright Agency. Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International, is an association of Australian writers and readers, publishers and human rights activitists. The recent release of Peter Greste and […]

November 27, 2014

Helen O’Neill joins Board of the Copyright Agency

As the Copyright Agency celebrates its 40th year, it has today appointed journalist and author Helen O’Neill to its Board. Ms O’Neill replaces outgoing Board director and renowned children’s author, Libby Gleeson. Helen O’Neill is an award-winning journalist and author with more than 25 years’ experience on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Vogue […]

July 14, 2011

Copyright Agency Releases Results from Digital Publishing Trends Survey

After almost two decades of hype and speculation predicting a digital book revolution, the past 12-18 months have seen some major developments that could herald a turning point in the broad adoption of digital publishing in Australia. Few could have missed the high profile launches of products such as the Apple iPad or Google eBooks; […]

April 20, 2011

Sebastian Smee Wins 2011 Pulitzer Prize

The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to member Sebastian Smee, who has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in Journalism. Sebastian has been awarded the Prize, valued at US$10,000, for his work at The Boston Globe for ‘his vivid and exuberant writing about art, often bringing great works to life with love and appreciation.’* The […]

July 22, 2010

What’s the Story?

The Cultural Fund has lent its support to this year’s Walkley Media Conference, titled ‘What’s the story? Powerful narrative and other tales from the future’. The Cultural Fund has also lent its support to this year’s Walkley Media Conference, titled ‘What’s the story? Powerful narrative and other tales from the future’. The four day event […]

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Image Credit: Background image is a detail from the book: Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna – Written by Cathy Goonack and illustrated by Katrina Goonack, Marlene Goonack and Myron Goonack.