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May 25, 2017

Time for the truth to interfere in copyright battle

In an article in Business Insider, the Chair of the Australian Copyright Council, Kate Haddock, picks apart Wikipedia’s campaign to get copyright changed in Australia. She writes: ‘This campaign is about Big Tech companies who want the change so they can use Australian content — music, literature, educational materials, movies — without paying for it. […]

May 2, 2017

Copyright Agency supports renowned authors at Oz Writers Week in China

The first-ever Chinese edition of the award-winning picture book Big Rain Coming, illustrated by Bundjalung artist Bronwyn Bancroft, will be launched at the 10th Australian Writers Week in China from May 10 to 18. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the annual event since 2014. Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Adam Suckling, says “Australian […]

May 2, 2017

Reading Hour – Sept 14 – celebrates books and reading

In an historic first for the Australian book industry, five major organisations have come together to connect Australian writers with their audiences through The Australian Reading Hour. The Australian Reading Hour’s premise is simple. It’s about picking up a book and reading for an hour anytime during the day or night on Thursday September 14, […]

April 18, 2017

Report on 2017 Triennial Review of Code of Conduct

Australian copyright collecting societies report annually on their compliance with the Collecting Societies Code of Conduct to the Code Reviewer, a former judge of the Federal Court. In addition, the Code Reviewer invites submissions every three years on the contents and operation of the Code itself. In December 2016, the Code Reviewer invited submissions on […]

March 24, 2017

Marrakesh Treaty Forum Communiqué

Representatives of the publishing industry, authors, libraries, copyright, disability associations, government and accessible format providers joined together on 8 November for a far-reaching exchange of information and ideas to progress the Marrakesh Treaty’s implementation in Australia. The aim of the Forum was to identify the key challenges in making published material accessible to the print […]

March 23, 2017

Copyright Amendment Bill Joint Statement

Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill Screenrights, Copyright Agency and Universities Australia welcome the introduction of amendments to streamline and update the statutory licence in the Copyright Act for copying and sharing of content for education. The organisations worked together, with representatives from the schools sector, to develop a joint proposal to government. […]

November 9, 2016

Member Distribution Update November 2016

The first tranche of the Universities distribution will go out to members in December along with the individually licensed educational institutions. Online member area revamped We’ve recently upgraded our online member portal so you can access your information on-the-go through a mobile or tablet. As a result, all members have to update their passwords. If you haven’t done so yet, please click here to create your […]

November 9, 2016

Teaching Australia seeks answers about Aussie stories

La Trobe University and Melbourne University have joined forces to develop a project called Teaching Australia, with $15,000 from the Cultural Fund. The project is led by Professor Sue Martin and Associate Professor Larissa McLean Davies and aims to enhance Australian teachers’ knowledge of, and readiness to teach, Australian literature in a 21st century global […]

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