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 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 […]

October 31, 2017

Australian journalism to be celebrated in Brisbane

The 62nd Annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 November. The awards cover all media, including print, television, radio, photographic and online media. They are regarded as the Australian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes. Journalists around the nation submitted more than 1,200 entries, which […]

September 6, 2017

Streem enters into Content Licensing Agreement with the Copyright Agency

Streem, Australia’s first real-time media intelligence provider, has entered into a content licensing agreement with the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s market-leading publishers. Building on Streem’s existing data agreements, the new content licensing agreement covers news and information across publishers including News Corp, Fairfax Media, Bauer Media, WAN, Pacific Magazines and more. Formally […]

May 16, 2017

Third annual Brian Johns Lecture: Saving news that matters in a time of information overload

On Thursday 4 May the Centre for Media History, in collaboration with the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, hosted the annual Brian Johns Lecture at the Metcalfe Auditorium in the State Library of New South Wales. Speaking to a full house on the subject ‘How the internet killed my business model: Saving news that matters in a time […]

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 […]

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