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 […]

November 9, 2016

Artists and politicians rally behind copyright

Australia’s leading musicians and music industry professionals have written an open letter to the Government asking for proposed expansions of the “safe harbour” scheme be dropped, saying it would “chip away” at their “right to be remunerated fairly for their creative endeavours”. Among the signatories are Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, Cold Chisel, INXS, Birds […]

October 27, 2016

Code Reviewer’s report for 2015–16

The report from the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2015–16 is now available. The Copyright Agency and Viscopy have been signatories to the Code of Conduct for copyright collecting societies since its establishment in 2002. Each year, the collecting societies’ compliance with the Code is reviewed by the […]

July 21, 2016

Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship doubles value to $80,000

The Copyright Agency’s annual Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors has doubled its award from $40,000 to $80,000 this year, making it one of Australia’s richest fellowships for writers. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “This is now the flagship fellowship for mid-to-late career authors, providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. […]

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Image Credit: Background image is a detail from the book: Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna – Written by Cathy Goonack and illustrated by Katrina Goonack, Marlene Goonack and Myron Goonack.