April 10, 2019

New four-year schools licence negotiated

A message from the CEO, Adam Suckling Dear Members, I wrote to you at the end of last year about the issues around negotiating new agreements, our disputes before the Copyright Tribunal, and our investment in new systems and services to better serve members. As you know, digital technology continues to change profoundly the way […]

March 4, 2019

US Open Library is infringing Australian authors’ copyright

The Australian Society of Authors has joined with similar organisations in the UK and America to condemn the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, which aims to digitise and distribute books for free. A recent examination of the project by the ASA found that the site was hosting scanned copies of in-copyright books by Australian authors […]

July 12, 2018

Protecting members’ rights and sustaining publishing, writing and journalism

The Copyright Agency is currently protecting the rights of its members through several different actions in the Copyright Tribunal. NSW Government As some of you will be aware, we are in dispute with the NSW Government over non-payment of licence fees for over five years. We participated in mediation on Wednesday 20 June but were regrettably […]

June 15, 2018

Pilot will test digital codes to stop inauthentic Indigenous art

After a concerted campaign by the Indigenous Art Code, Arts Law Australia and the Copyright Agency to stop the sale of inauthentic Indigenous art and craft products, the Federal Government announced last week it would set up a $150,000 pilot to test digital codes as a way to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products. […]

December 13, 2017

Strathfield Council agrees to pay for news copyright breaches

Strathfield Council in Sydney has issued an apology and agreed to pay damages for infringing the copyright of newspaper publishers and others. The Council has also purchased a Copyright Agency licence in recognition of the role grassroots journalism plays in providing valuable information to its operations. Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling says. “In 2015 the […]

May 10, 2017

A quick update on copyright

Things change rapidly in the world of copyright in Australia – so here’s the latest round up to bring you right up to speed. Copyright amendments The Government is about to pass amendments to the Copyright Act, supported by the Copyright Agency and other content creator representatives, which will significantly increase access to copyright material, while […]

May 3, 2016

Content industry hits out at proposed changes to copyright

The Copyright Agency’s response to the changes proposed by the Productivity Commission has been published in The Australian Financial Review Copyright Agency chief executive Adam Suckling said the introduction of a long-debated US-style “fair use” exception for the use of copyright material would curtail the production of Australian content and destabilise an industry that contributed $7.4 billion to the economy. Read the […]

November 20, 2015

The Public Relations Council champions copyright for its members

The Public Relations Council (PRC) and the Copyright Agency have developed a partnership to deliver discounted copyright licences and services to the Council’s members to ensure the smooth and legal free flow of content. Communications professionals generate and use an enormous amount of content. When copyright material such as articles, images, graphs or research is […]

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.

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