September 2, 2019

Copyright Agency launches 2019 Writers’ Royalty and Image Royalty Claim campaigns

This month, the Copyright Agency is once again launching its annual Writers’ Royalty and Image Royalty Claim campaigns. The seven-week campaign is open to Copyright Agency members who meet the eligibility criteria to receive copyright royalties. Non-members who meet the criteria can apply for membership, which is free. For writers, the Copyright Agency is particularly […]

August 30, 2019

Estate planning for copyright owners

This story, first published last year, is reproduced by popular demand. Could it be possible that the Will had set things right at last, and that Richard and Ada were going to be rich? It seemed too good to be true. Alas, it was! “Mr Kenge,” said Allan, appearing enlightened all in a moment. “…Do […]

July 31, 2019

Surveyors in the West receive first payment in August

Copyright Agency has been recruiting surveyors from Western Australia since the beginning of the year when we received confirmation that the WA State Government would provide a retrospective payment of almost $1m for sales of survey plans between 2005 and 2017. That payment will be made to Western Australian surveyors in mid-August. In that time, […]

July 2, 2019

$116m paid to members in 2018/19

The Copyright Agency closed off the Financial Year 2018/19 making distributions to members of $116 million. The money, which comes from licence fees paid by the education, government and commercial sectors for using valuable copyright material, is paid across the creative economy – to publishers, authors, academics and teachers, plus to journalists and media publishers, […]

June 3, 2019

Prepare for payments

The middle of the year is Copyright Agency’s busiest time for making payments. We make payments to a whole range of member types – so authors (such as journalists and education resource writers), visual artists (including illustrators, cartoonists and photographers), publishers and surveyors. The copyright fees come from a variety of sources including schools, universities, […]

May 6, 2019

When an artist and an author meet

Sydney artist Evert Ploeg has been illustrating book covers for children’s author, poet and publisher Geoffrey McSkimming since the late 1980s but had only spent limited time with the Cairo Jim chronicles author. When his daughters were around 9 and 6, “we started going to book launches” as they were into McSkimming’s Phyllis Wong books […]

April 24, 2019

Big Tech is finally being forced to take responsibility

By Copyright Agency Chair, Kim Williams, AM. In my recent trips to Canberra as Chair of the Copyright Agency there has clearly been a sea change in the view of many (if not all) politicians and policy makers on ‘Big Tech.’ While these companies, of course, provide extraordinary services that are widely used, the image […]

April 1, 2019

Meet your Member Services team

The Copyright Agency’s members are at the core of everything we do. We take pride in delivering great service and constantly strive to improve it. Whenever you have a query or need to talk to one of our staff, our dedicated Member Services team members are ready to respond. They are Rosie Daniele (Manager, Member […]

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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