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 […]

October 2, 2018

Are you prepared for our December payments?

In December, we will distribute approximately $14m to members for licence fees. These payments are for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education and commercial sectors. If you are expecting a payment, here’s a reminder to consider the following: Tax payments Payments from the Copyright Agency are treated as income for tax […]

May 19, 2015

NSW surveyors receive landmark payments

The Copyright Agency has just completed its first payment to surveyors of almost $200,000. This follows the determination of the Copyright Tribunal in July 2013 to award surveyors a fair share of proceeds from the sale of survey plans by the NSW Government. You can read more about the case here. This first distribution was […]

August 28, 2014

Membership of Copyright Agency vital for surveyor payments

The NSW Government will pay $2.25 million to compensate NSW surveyors for the sale of their survey plans prior to 2013. The back payment is the latest good news for surveyors who have battled for more than a decade to have the rights in their plans recognised. The payment will be made to not-for-profit collecting […]

July 30, 2013

Surveyors Get Fair Share from Government Sale of Survey Plans

Australian surveyors have welcomed the Copyright Tribunal of Australia’s determination, awarding them a fair share of the proceeds to the NSW Government from sale of survey plans. For more than a decade, surveyors have been seeking recognition for the value of their work, and a royalty from the NSW government’s sale of their plans. The […]

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Image Credit: Left to right: Poetry in Action cast members Eleni Cassimatis, Brenton Bell and Hannah Wood. Photo: Stephanie Young.

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