November 7, 2017

Namatjira family legacy restored

In October, news emerged that the rights in the work of globally recognised Indigenous watercolourist Albert Namatjira had been returned to the Namatjira family after decades of campaigning. The ABC’s Isabel Dayman reported that the copyright controversy ended, not in a courtroom, but on the phone after the intervention of a high-profile Australian millionaire. Dick […]

September 11, 2017

Emerald Publishing joins Copyright Agency’s RightsPortal for pay-per-use STM Journal content

Social sciences publisher Emerald Publishing is the latest business to join the Copyright Agency’s international pay-per-use content licensing portal, RightsPortal Journals. Emerald Publishing, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, will bring its impressive portfolio of peer-reviewed articles from more than 300 journals to RightsPortal Journals. RightsPortal Journals gives users the ability to conveniently […]

September 9, 2017

Telstra’s NATSIAA celebrate Indigenous art on the move

Three of our members artworks feature on a fleet of 60 cars currently driving through regional and city centres around Australia in celebration of Telstra’s chief sponsorship of the 34th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). Betty Pumani’s 2016 NATSIAA winning work Antara (pictured below left), Simon Hogan’s painting Lingka (centre), and Beryl Jimmy’s artwork Nyangatja Watarru (right) each feature […]

September 6, 2017

Streem enters into Content Licensing Agreement with the Copyright Agency

Streem, Australia’s first real-time media intelligence provider, has entered into a content licensing agreement with the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s market-leading publishers. Building on Streem’s existing data agreements, the new content licensing agreement covers news and information across publishers including News Corp, Fairfax Media, Bauer Media, WAN, Pacific Magazines and more. Formally […]

August 18, 2017

Copyright Agency and ARCS Australia partner for good copyright governance

Copyright licensing organisation, the Copyright Agency and medical and pharmaceutical training organisation ARCS Australia have joined forces to support better copyright governance in the science, medical and therapeutics sectors. The partners will be working together to educate and inform ARCS members with regards to copyright in the workplace. Director of Commercial Licensing at the Copyright […]

July 20, 2017

Ethics makes a comeback

When the banking industry started to work to raise the moral and ethical standards of banking and finance through the not-for-profit Banking and Finance Oath, the Copyright Agency was keen to play a part. The Agency’s Good Copyright Governance program recognises industries which secure licences for copyright content and this includes banking and finance. Copyright Agency’s Senior […]

May 30, 2017

Indigenous Art Meets Fashion at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

During the parades of Sydney’s Fashion Week, emerging designer Johanna Louise Smith debuted her latest collection featuring works by indigenous artists Jakayu Biljabu and Bugai Whyoulter, from Martumili Art Centre in Newman in Western Australia.  Ms Smith collaborated with the artists to have their original works printed onto fabric for the garments in her Resort ’18 collection. […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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