May 17, 2018

Reading Australia 10-word story challenge for schools

ALIA and the Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia team are working together to promote Australian books to students, with the 10 word story challenge, launched on 14 May and running through to 2 July, 2018. For students to win Booktopia book vouchers worth $100 for themselves and their school library, all they have to do is […]

May 4, 2018

John Fries Award gives artists space to create

The Koori Mail newspaper reports: THREE Aboriginal artists Betty Muffler, Beyula Napanangka Puntungka and Rachel Mipantjiti Lionel – are among the 12 finalists for the John Fries award. See the full story: Koori Mail 2 May Fries Award gives space to create

April 9, 2018

Win tickets to the Australian Book Industry Awards

Every year, the Australian Book Industry awards one exceptional book the title of Book of the Year. To celebrate this award, Better Reading wants to find out which of the past winners is Australia’s favourite. Pick a Book of the Year, explain why it’s your favourite and you could win the ABIA 2018 prize pack. The winner will […]

April 5, 2018

2018 Brian Johns Lecture with Morry Schwartz

Esteemed book and journal publisher Morry Schwartz AM (pictured) will deliver the 2018 Brian Johns Lecture at the State Library of NSW on 7 May. Morry’s company, Schwartz Publishing, operates Black Inc. books and La Trobe University Press. It also publishes the journals Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs. Its sister company, Schwartz Media, publishes […]

March 7, 2018

Former director Jeremy Fisher one of the 78ers depicted in ‘Riot’

On the 40th anniversary of the recently held Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC TV screened Riot, a landmark film which documents the very first such parade – held on Saturday 24th June 1978 at 10pm. This parade, in which participants were brutally beaten by the police, was a catalyst for the eventual decriminalisation […]

March 7, 2018

Sharing your Copyright Agency payment with other rightsholders

Ahead of our major payments in a few months, we would like to ensure our members are aware that you might need to share the payment with your co-authors or publisher if you are not the sole rightsholder. To check, please see the Notes section of your payment summary. If the terms: Default Default pre-claimed, or Nominated recipient […]

March 7, 2018

A fairer approach to paying for copied images

We are improving our processes for paying rightsholders for pages containing text and images copied in schools and universities. The new process is fairer for rightsholders and removes duplicated effort on our part. Images and text together on a page Previously, the Copyright Act required payments for a page containing text and images to be […]

December 11, 2017

Protecting copyright is crucial to fostering creativity

This opinion piece was published in The Australian newspaper today. By Kim Williams AM The issues of copyright and respect for creators is a great policy challenge in Australian creative life. The rights of creators are under siege on many fronts: no consideration to who loses out when books, music, TV or films are illegally […]

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Image Credit: Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel. ‘Kapi Wankanya’ (2017). Acrylic on linen, 1220 x 2000mm.

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