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 […]

April 1, 2019

Close to $1m in copyright royalties available for WA Surveyors

The Copyright Agency has signed a deed with the Western Australian Government for almost $1m in royalties for local surveyors’ plans. As a result, the agency is rapidly recruiting Western Australian surveyors, as only members of the agency can receive royalty payments for the sale of their survey plans. The 2008 High Court of Australia […]

March 28, 2019

Exploring the state of arts journalism in Australia

In the current issue of the Walkley Magazine, winner of the inaugural 2018 Arts Journalism Award (funded by Copyright Agency), Gabriella Coslovich, takes stock of the opportunities and challenges for arts writing in Australia. She writes: “For those of us who care about the arts as a defining expression of society, and who believe that arts coverage […]

Image Credit: John Fries Award 2020 finalists (L–R): Daniel Jenatsch, Darcey Bella Arnold, JD Reforma, Melanie Jame Wolf, Ryan Presley, Sara Morawetz and Shevaun Wright.

Image Credit: Papunya Tula artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Photography by Matt Frost. Image courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists.

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