July 20, 2018

Second Resale – What does it really mean?

While the Resale Royalty Right is generally well understood, we are often asked to clarify the term ‘second resale’ and how it affects eligibility for resale royalty.  If used out of context this term can lead to the wrong conclusion on a royalty being due. The term ‘second resale’ is relevant to artworks in existence […]

July 19, 2018

Copyright Agency helps members licence their work for NAIDOC week

In celebration of NAIDOC Week this year, artist and Copyright Agency member, Julie Dowling’s work was projected onto the iconic Digital Tower in Yagan Square, Perth. Screenwest – the State’s premier screen organisation – controls the 45-metre high tower which includes a large circular screen and 14 LED lights columns, inspired by the bulrushes found […]

July 19, 2018

Reduced administration fees for visual arts licences

Explaining our administration fees Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit organisation. There is no fee to join, though an administration fee is deducted from any payments we collect, to cover our running costs. We keep our operating costs low to deliver greater income to you. Our administration fee varies slightly from year to year and is […]

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

June 5, 2018

Three of Australia’s major art prizes won by Copyright Agency members

Copyright Agency member Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her painting Self-portrait, after George Lambert (pictured below). This is the fifth painting Ms Coppersmith has exhibited in the Archibald and was selected from almost 800 entries for the $100,000 award. Of the 57 finalists in this year’s prize, 15 are Copyright Agency members (see […]

March 26, 2018

Geoff Sellman’s artwork licensed for fashion range

This year, National NAIDOC Week, from 8 to 15 July, will celebrate the invaluable contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to the nation under the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ Ahead of the event, Queensland fashion label Lifewear Australia has launched a NAIDOC clothing range featuring an artwork designed by Copyright […]

March 6, 2018

Copyright Agency licenses Qantas’ special Indigenous livery

As Qantas’ exciting new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Alice Springs recently, members of the Copyright Agency’s visual arts licensing team were on the ground to see the outcome of their work with the estate of the artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The beautiful artwork adorning the new plane is an adaptation of the late […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Hugo Michell Gallery Booth, Sydney Contemporary 2017. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: NGV design store merchandise featuring works by Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Nita Williamson, Wawiriya Burton with Angela (daughter) and Kathy (grand-daughter). © The Artists/Copyright Agency, 2018 Image: NGV design store Styling: Natalie Turnbull Photo: Daniel Herrmann-Zoll

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