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 […]

March 24, 2015

First Private Education Licence Signed in Singapore

Private education provider Academies Australasia’s acquisition of a group-wide copyright licence sets the benchmark for strong corporate governance in the Singapore private education market. As Singapore’s private education sector continues to develop, those providers delivering quality and high levels of trust are a step ahead of the competition. Through a network of 18 colleges in […]

February 5, 2015

Copyright Hub Chair Introduces ‘Right Click’ Licensing

Chair of the UK’s Copyright Hub Richard Hooper says technology needs to do more to help copyright work, at a seminar hosted by the Copyright Agency last week. Around 85 people attended Friday’s event to find out what solution is being proposed to not only to make licensing copyright material easier, cheaper and simpler but […]

December 3, 2014

iSentia signs first ‘scraping’ licence deal with Copyright Agency and newspaper publishers

Leading ASX-listed media intelligence company iSentia Group Ltd (ASX:ISD) has signed the first agreement in Australia that grants a licence for the scraping of certain online news and magazine content for clients. The licence has been developed by the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s newspaper and magazine publishers. The deal includes paywalled content of […]

Hong Kong skyline viewed from Victoria Peak

July 18, 2014

Copyright Amendments in Hong Kong

18 July 2014: Amendments to Hong Kong’s copyright legislation were introduced on 18 June 2014. The amendments include: a new exclusive right to communicate their works through any mode of electronic transmission new exceptions for: parody, satire, caricature and pastiche; commenting on current events; quotation; temporary reproduction by Online Service Providers (OSPs); media shifting of […]

June 26, 2014

Australia Signs Treaty for Visually Impaired

On 23 June, Australia signed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty for the visually impaired. Australia’s signing of the treaty was announced in a joint media release from the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Julie Bishop), Attorney General (George Brandis), Minister for Trade and Investment (Andrew Robb) and Assistant Minister for Social Services (Mitch Fifield). […]

March 1, 2014

Future Distribution of USQ Licence Fees

1/3/14: From 2015, licence fees from University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will be distributed together with licence fees from other universities. In the past USQ licence fees have been distributed separately because of different data collection arrangements. Licence fees from universities under the agreement with Universities Australia are distributed twice a year, based on surveys […]

December 6, 2013

Attorney General Answers Questions on ALRC Report

On 2 December 2013, the Attorney General received the final report from the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) on its inquiry into copyright and the digital economy. On 5 December, the Attorney General answered some questions without notice in Parliament. The Attorney General said that the Government would be responding to the report in the new year. […]

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