Any Australian creator who owns copyright in published words, imagery or survey plans should join the Copyright Agency.

Membership is free and no renewal is necessary.

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Our members are made up of over 40,000 authors, journalists, publishers, surveyors, visual artists, photographers, cartoonists and illustrators.

The Copyright Agency also helps support the Australian creative community by funding projects that will support the Australian publishing and visual arts industries. This is known as the Cultural Fund.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, so all amounts received by the Copyright Agency after deduction of our administration fee and the 1.5% allocation to the Cultural Fund, are available for distribution to members. Our administration fee covers our operating costs.

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Alan Kohler

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The payment of fees for using copyright material is very well understood by the Australian community and is fair. It demonstrates respect for others’ property and expertise.

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