December 11, 2018

Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists

Over $1 million in resale royalty revenue was generated in the financial year of 2017-18, with more than 180 artists receiving their first eligible resale payment in that time. Artists from all stages of their careers are benefitting from the resale right, which entitles them or their estate to a 5% share of the sales […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency sponsors Award for Governance Reporting

The Copyright Agency is a major sponsor of the awards for company annual reports. Copyright Agency’s Director of Commercial Licensing, Guy Johnson, says, “It’s the second year we’re sponsoring the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA). We support good governance in all its forms and we are very pleased to sponsor the Special Award for Governance Reporting, which […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency holds Copyright CPD session with Holman Webb Lawyers

The Copyright Agency recently held a CPD session for lawyers on copyright, in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia and Holman Webb Lawyers. In-house lawyers had the opportunity to hear pointers on how to assess copyright risk and implement a framework for creative outputs and software within their organisations. Holman Webb Partner, […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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