Books

October 7, 2015

UN initiative will transform the lives of millions of readers

It’s a sad fact that over 93% of books in the world are not published in accessible formats for blind, visually impaired or print disabled readers. In June 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) adopted the Marrakesh Treaty to help solve this book famine which has become a human rights issue. Australia has signed […]

October 6, 2015

Celebrating education publishing excellence in Australia

Technology is now enabling educational publishers to create resources that deliver personalised learning to students. Discovering and nurturing the talent within each student is the new paradigm in the classroom and Australian publishers’ are offering innovative products and solutions that equip students with the skills they will need in the new digital economy. Each year […]

August 24, 2015

Literary industry welcomes abolition of GST threshold on offshore books

Australia’s book industry: authors, publishers, booksellers and rights managers have welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to reduce the Low Value Threshold on offshore purchases to zero from 1 July 2017. The Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, the Copyright Agency and the Australian Council of Small Business called for […]

May 26, 2015

Copyright Agency Awards Five Inaugural Publisher Fellows

The Copyright Agency has awarded a total of $40,000 to five publishers to undertake inaugural research fellowships in the 2015/16 financial year. A suite of fellowships – for publishers, an author, and legal researchers – were announced in 2014 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the agency, and honour its founding members. The inaugural Copyright […]

May 19, 2015

Macmillan signing brings six of the best

As the transition of schools into the online environment continues apace, the creators of digital textbook app LearningField have signed major educational publisher Macmillan Education Australia to provide its catalogue of texts for students in years 7-12. Signing Macmillan Education means the digital platform has all six of the major Australian educational publishers within LearningField, […]

May 19, 2015

Meltwater Forms Content Licensing Agreement with Copyright Agency

Meltwater, a leading provider of online intelligence solutions delivering big data insights, has announced it has formed a content licensing agreement with the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s market-leading publishers. Publishers include APN News & Media, Fairfax Media, News Corp Australia, Seven West Media, Bauer Media, Pacific Magazines and more. The content licensing agreement […]

March 23, 2015

Lending a hand through letters

About 30 people wrote 185 cards of support to 14 imprisoned writers at the first Sydney PEN letter writing event, hosted by the creators’ rights organisation Copyright Agency. Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International, is an association of Australian writers and readers, publishers and human rights activitists. The recent release of Peter Greste and […]

March 2, 2015

Inaugural Copyright Agency Fellowships Announced

The Copyright Agency has announced it will allocate $120,000 annually to establish fellowships to support innovation in writing, publishing and copyright research. The fellowships will be offered through nine grants from Copyright Agency’s philanthropic Cultural Fund. The first round of funding, which is open for entry until 17 April, will provide $10,000 each for four […]

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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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