State governments sell survey plans under the statutory licence for governments. They pay a percentage of the proceeds to Copyright Agency to distribute to owners of copyright in survey plans: surveyors and surveyor firms.
The arrangements follow from a determination by the Copyright Tribunal.
The distributions are currently four times a year. State governments provide Copyright Agency with either sales data or lodgement data, which Copyright Agency uses to distribute the licence fees.
Plans in which copyright is owned by the Commonwealth or a State government are excluded from the distribution.
12 December 2018Share Tweet