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May 2, 2017

Tech development and content creation are not opposed to each other – they must go hand in hand

Steve Jobs said: “From the earliest days at Apple, I realised that we thrived when we created intellectual property. If protection of intellectual property begins to disappear, creative companies will disappear or never get started.”  Bravo Steve, I say! Read Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams’ Opinion piece published in the Fairfax media today: Copyright changes are […]

April 6, 2017

Copyright Agency Strikes Deal with Public Relations Institute of Australia

Under a new deal struck between the Copyright Agency and the Public Relations Institute of Australia, PRIA’s Registered Consultancy Group members will be able to offer their clients a special 10 per cent discount on a copyright licence. The deal expands and develops an existing agreement between the Agency and the PRIA. Director of Commercial […]

July 1, 2016

Clear and license the rights to reuse content from over 20 million STM journal articles from leading publishers

Australia’s text licensing company, the Copyright Agency, has developed an easy way for companies to build and share knowledge with content from the world’s leading scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals. Copyright Agency’s new pay-per-use online licensing solution, RightsPortal Journals, has been developed in partnership with globally successful publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer. RightsPortal […]

January 29, 2016

Introducing the Early Childhood Education Licence

The Copyright Agency has teamed up with APRA AMCOS, ARIA, PPCA and Early Childhood Australia to provide a simple licensing solution to early learning providers. The Early Childhood Education Copyright Licence was created to help early learning providers ensure that they can meet their copyright obligations when exercising the exclusive rights owned by the creators. The […]

December 23, 2015

Statement in response to the release of draft amendments to the Copyright Act

The Copyright Agency welcomes the opportunity to review proposed changes to the Copyright Act. We particularly welcome the amendments to simplify the statutory licences for education, which have resulted from a joint proposal from schools, universities, Screenrights and the Copyright Agency. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “We support simplifying the education statutory licences, which […]

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 […]

May 19, 2015

Meltwater Forms Content Licensing Agreement with Copyright Agency

Meltwater, a leading provider of online intelligence solutions delivering big data insights, has announced it has formed a content licensing agreement with the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s market-leading publishers. Publishers include APN News & Media, Fairfax Media, News Corp Australia, Seven West Media, Bauer Media, Pacific Magazines and more. The content licensing agreement […]

May 5, 2015

Respect for Artists

Michaela Boland’s article (“Olsen v Sotheby’s puts copyright in the dock’’, 28/4) suggests copyright is “in the dock”, when, in fact, what is beyond doubt is that Sotheby’s has breached the copyright of John Olsen. Copyright is simple. You ask per-mission of the creator to reproduce their work and it is their right to refuse […]

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