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). […]

June 18, 2014

Viscopy licenses Australian art for London Exhibition

Viscopy members were involved in the largest historical survey of Australian art ever displayed in Britain, for an exhibition jointly organised by the National Gallery of Australia and London’s Royal Academy of Arts during late 2013. Australia featured more than 200 works from the 1800s until the present day, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art representing a quarter of the selection. Our […]

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. […]

Image Credit: Justine Youssef, Under the table I learnt how to feed you 2019, installation view, There is fiction in the spaces between: John Fries Award 2019, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist, John Fries Award and Copyright Agency. Photograph: Jessica Maurer.

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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