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 […]

October 9, 2017

Parliamentary ‘Friends of Australian Books and Writers’ launched

Internationally acclaimed Australian authors, Thomas Keneally and Mem Fox gave rousing and inspiring keynote addresses to launch the new Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers (PFABW) last month, uniting senior MPs and Senators at Parliament House in Canberra. Supported by the Copyright Agency, the event also celebrated the inaugural 2017 Australian Reading Hour. The […]

September 18, 2017

Cultural Fund supported artist exhibiting in Adelaide

Artist Angela Valamanesh explores her fascination with the intersection of the botanical and anatomical with the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Follow the link to read the Adelaide Advertiser article. 16 September The Advertiser Both flesh and not The exhibition: Everybody’s Everything: Insect/Orchid by Angela Valamanesh is at the The University of Adelaide’s […]

September 8, 2017

Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions wins 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Australia’s most prestigious literary award has been bestowed on Josephine Wilson for Extinctions, published by UWA Publishing. In a year when the Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is fitting the 2017 winning novel should address the themes of ageing and survival. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career author Miles […]

August 1, 2017

Special offer for our visual arts members from NAVA

NAVA provides artists and arts practitioners with an affordable insurance package and other members’ benefits and services. This month they have a special offer for Copyright Agency | Viscopy members. As a professional artist or arts worker, you may be required to have certain types of insurance to undertake projects, work on certain premises or […]

July 28, 2017

Jimi Bani’s new theatrical work debuts in Queensland

“Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of rich history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public break-dancing…” So begins the prelude to […]

Image Credit: Laura Hindmarsh, Inferior Mirage (2018).

Image Credit: Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, introduces the 2018 Fellowship recipients. Photo: Caitlin Hicks

Image Credit: Deonte Wines, various artworks by Meg Lewer. © Meg Lewer/Copyright Agency, 2018. 

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