Tattoo licence brings new meaning to the term “body art”

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Copyright Agency has licensed an artwork for a tattoo! The artwork is by Indigenous artist Chris Black, who works out of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in Milikapiti Community on the Tiwi Islands. Jarrangini (buffalo) (2018) is a screenprint depicting the head of a buffalo, which was introduced to the Tiwi […]

Copyright Agency to manage Sidney Nolan’s copyright in ANZ

As the Australian partner of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), Copyright Agency has the immense privilege of managing the copyright for celebrated artist Sidney Nolan in Australia and New Zealand. DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation and our sister society in the UK, announced its representation of the Sidney Nolan Trust […]

Licence makes online teaching stress-free

With many Australians staying home to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, education institutions are mobilising to keep classes running as smoothly as possible. Online teaching isn’t new, but many institutions are embracing it for the first time due to the public health crisis. Classes look very different today compared to a few months […]

Licensee update: COVID-19

Dear Licensees, As you know, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to WHO declaring it a global pandemic. I hope that you, your family and loved ones are doing as best as possible under the circumstances. I wanted to let you know that Copyright Agency has taken steps to reduce risk to customers, members […]

Artworks licensed for NITV’s Aboriginal arts game show with a twist

Premiering on NITV in February 2020, the Art Gallery of NSW’s deadly gallery event Faboriginal will bring a new form of game show based on Aboriginal art into living rooms across the country. The Copyright Agency worked closely with the gallery and production company Noble Savage Pictures to license 59 artworks for the program. They […]

Changes introduced in 2020 to schools hardcopy survey

The Copyright Agency’s ‘hardcopy’ survey of schools, which provides us with information about photocopying, printing and scanning, will start from week 1 of Term 1, rather than the traditional week 3 of Term 1. Copyright Agency uses an independent research company to survey 32 schools every term about their use of harcopy material. We also separately […]

Simplifying copyright licensing for PR, Communications, Advertising and Marketing Agencies

Copyright Agency has redesigned the Copyright Licence for Public Relations, Communications, Advertising and Marketing Agencies, making copyright licensing simpler.* Increased external sharing limits for agencies The standard copyright limits included in the Copyright Agency Licence have been increased, allowing you to share Australian newspaper and magazine content on your agency’s social media platforms. You can […]

Connecting with international counterparts

Mr Gadi Oron, the Director General of CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – will visit Australia and New Zealand this month for a first-hand look at the challenges and success stories around rights management in the region. CISAC, headquartered in France, is headed by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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