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 […]

Pop to popism Banners hang from the Art Gallery of New South Wales featuring artworks licensed by Viscopy. © AGNSW

December 4, 2014

Viscopy Licences Pop to Popism Exhibition

Viscopy worked closely with the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) to licence works from leading Australian pop artists together with some of the biggest names in pop art from around the world, for their current Pop to popism exhibition. The exhibition features more than 200 works by 70 artists, exploring pop art – […]

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 […]

November 28, 2014

Indigenous Education Program Reaches Remote Regions

Indigenous communications co-ordinator and legal officer Patricia (Trish) Adjei,  travels more than 5,000 kilometres every year to deliver an Indigenous education program to remote regions in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia. Trish, a Torres Strait Islander and Ghanaian woman, gave presentations and information resources to more than 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across seven states and territories in 2013-14 alone. […]

Garry Shead, Railway Station, 1993 © Garry Shead/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014

November 27, 2014

Performance Highlights for 2013-14

Viscopy distributed more royalties to visual artists during 2013-14 than the previous year, as membership grew and the overall number of Australian and New Zealand artists receiving copyright royalties increased by 24 per cent. During 2013-14, Viscopy distributed $2.47 million in royalties to more than 1,200 Australian artists and more than 900 international artists. The overall amount distributed to artists is higher than the previous […]

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 […]

Anthony Bennett, Study for a portrait for reg © Anthony Bennett / Licensed by Viscopy, 2014

July 15, 2014

Viscopy negotiates with Fairfax for Online Art Store

Viscopy negotiated a licence with Fairfax Media for the sale of limited edition, artist-signed reproduction prints through a new online store. Viscopy worked with the artists, Fairfax Media and their fine art printers to ensure the prints are of the highest quality. Many are hand-signed, limited editions and all are printed on highest quality archival paper. […]

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). […]

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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