September 5, 2018

$124m paid to publishers, writers and artists

Dear members, I wrote in Creative Licence in July about changes to the Copyright Agency’s Future Fund, where the Board has decided it is prudent to reduce the amount in the Fund from $15m to $12m over the next three years. You can read my July message here. Further to that, our end of financial […]

August 8, 2018

Celebrating Innovation in University Libraries

The Copyright Agency proudly sponsored this year’s Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC), and hosted an event to Celebrate[e] Innovation in University Libraries with the conference delegates. The event was supported by the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Speakers included acclaimed author Dr Anita Heiss and UK Copyright Officer […]

August 2, 2018

New technology connects students with copyright compliant material

Australian universities learned how to harness technology to better connect their students with copyright-compliant course materials when leading British university copyright expert visited the Gold Coast. Kate Vasili from Middlesex University attended the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference on August 1 to share her experience with best-practice digital solutions during her visit. Middlesex University partnered with […]

July 30, 2018

Woodside Petroleum and Audit NSW win Governance Awards

Every year, hundreds of Australian companies and not-for-profits compile annual reports. The Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA), established in 1950, help organisations to improve their reporting standards and recognise those who are excelling in this area. The 2018 Awards and associated Seminar on Reporting held recently gave delegates a chance to upskill as well. Conference participants […]

June 28, 2018

Introducing Flex

The Copyright Agency has worked with British company Kortext to develop a new online product called Flex, which makes the task of preparing reading material simpler and faster for librarians and lecturers. Flex would work seamlessly with our existing licence agreement with UA, which provides use of enormous amounts of copyright material from anywhere in […]

June 28, 2018

A new way forward with universities

Copyright Agency and Universities Australia, representing 39 universities, have started negotiations on a new licensing agreement. For us and our members this is our second largest licence agreement, valued at over $30m per annum, and we are keen to work with UA to ensure its continued success. This blanket copyright licence allows university teachers and […]

Pop to popism Banners hang from the Art Gallery of New South Wales featuring artworks licensed by Viscopy. © AGNSW

June 5, 2018

Three of Australia’s major art prizes won by Copyright Agency members

Copyright Agency member Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her painting Self-portrait, after George Lambert (pictured below). This is the fifth painting Ms Coppersmith has exhibited in the Archibald and was selected from almost 800 entries for the $100,000 award. Of the 57 finalists in this year’s prize, 15 are Copyright Agency members (see […]

May 29, 2018

Breaking down governance

A recent panel at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia’s In-house Counsel Day in Sydney, sponsored by Copyright Agency, heard a new twist on the purpose of brakes on a car. Speaking at a session on governance and ethics, Chief Legal Counsel from Canon Australia, David Field, asked the audience, “What are brakes on […]

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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