November 21, 2019

Annual Report 2018-19 released at AGM

Copyright Agency has issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney on 20 November 2019. The report provides the audited financial results of the company and reports on achievements in the last financial year. 2018-19 was a strong year with many gains for our members. Highlights include: Strong financial results We generated revenue of around $150m and paid […]

November 15, 2019

More than $300K in copyright royalties available for TAS Surveyors

The Copyright Agency has signed a retrospective deed with the Tasmanian Government for more than $300,000 in royalties for local surveyors’ plans copied and communicated over the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2019. As a result, the agency is rapidly recruiting Tasmanian surveyors, as only members of the agency can receive royalty payments […]

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, […]

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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