May 3, 2016

Content industry hits out at proposed changes to copyright

The Copyright Agency’s response to the changes proposed by the Productivity Commission has been published in The Australian Financial Review Copyright Agency chief executive Adam Suckling said the introduction of a long-debated US-style “fair use” exception for the use of copyright material would curtail the production of Australian content and destabilise an industry that contributed $7.4 billion to the economy. Read the […]

July 27, 2015

Literary industry wants zero GST threshold on offshore book purchases

Australia’s book industry: authors, publishers, booksellers and rights managers are calling on the Federal and State Governments to reduce the Low Value Threshold on offshore purchases to zero. The Australian Society of Authors, the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, the Copyright Agency and the Australian Council of Small Business back suggested changes to […]

April 14, 2015

Creative engagement with university libraries

The Council of Australian University Librarians and the Australian Society of Authors will collaborate again in 2015 offering a fellowship to support creative projects using one or more of the university libraries special collections. The fellowship has been made possible through a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

February 28, 2015

Copyright Council 2015 seminar program

The Australian Copyright Council has just published its 2014 seminar program, to be run in Australian capital cities.

July 23, 2014

New Global Innovation Index Release

19 July 2014: The Global Innovation Index (GIL) for 2014 was launched in Sydney on 18 July 2014. The launch coincided with the B20 Business Leaders forum being hosted in Sydney, connected to the annual G20 government leaders summit being held in Brisbane in November. The Global Innovation Index is co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University, and INSEAD. The top […]

March 1, 2014

Future Distribution of USQ Licence Fees

1/3/14: From 2015, licence fees from University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will be distributed together with licence fees from other universities. In the past USQ licence fees have been distributed separately because of different data collection arrangements. Licence fees from universities under the agreement with Universities Australia are distributed twice a year, based on surveys […]

June 9, 2011

Jackie French Wins Environment Award

This week The Wilderness Society announced the winner of the 2011 Environment Award, to coincide with World Environment Day on 5 June. The Copyright Agency congratulates member Jackie French, who won the Award for her work The Tomorrow Book. In a statement on the prize, The Wilderness Society said that ‘The Tomorrow Book is a story […]

April 13, 2011

Shortlisted for 2011 CBCA Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the shortlists for the 2011 Book of the Year Awards. The Copyright Agency extends its congratulations to the members shortlisted in the categories below. Book of the Year: Older Readers Joanne Horniman for About a Girl (Allen & Unwin) Doug MacLeod for The Life of a […]

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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