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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 […]

October 12, 2015

Campaign encourages councils to take a licence

In a new campaign, the Copyright Agency is working with local councils to increase their copyright compliance. We have identified Councils who have taken copyright licences as leading the way in terms of governance standards and ensuring the free-flow of information within and outside the council. Councils who take a licence are also supporting local […]

July 31, 2015

One-click solution to connect creators and consumers

A world-first innovation aims to simplify online copyright approvals – and it’s all just a click away. Australian rights management and collection society, the not-for-profit Copyright Agency has partnered with UK not-for-profit The Copyright Hub on its global permission technology, launched overnight in the UK by British Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe. Chair of the […]

John Birmingham

June 23, 2015

Legislation supports Australian authors and artists

The Copyright Agency | Viscopy welcomes the Government’s new legislation targeting overseas websites whose main purpose is to allow people to steal creative works. CEO of the Copyright Agency | Viscopy, Murray St Leger, says “We applaud both the major parties’ support for the legislation to shut down these sites which facilitate massive online theft […]

May 19, 2015

Effective measures to reduce online piracy are paramount

Copyright Agency | Viscopy has welcomed the Government’s Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper, saying reform is long overdue. Chief Executive Murray St Leger said, “It’s well established[1] that Australians overwhelmingly want creators to be paid for the work they distribute online. We want an internet that works for everyone – creators, consumers, tech providers and […]

John Birmingham

May 5, 2015

This is How the Future Works

You may recall a theft last year. Digital ninjas ghosted their way into the private files of a number of celebrities; mostly, but not entirely female actors. The women’s data, some of it in the form of nude photographs was copied and released into the wild. And then something strange happened. Not straight away. It […]

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