Surveyors are entitled to payments for the sale of their survey plans by government departments and agencies.
HOW TO BECOME A COPYRIGHT AGENCY MEMBER
Membership of Copyright Agency is free.
Surveyors should complete the membership application online here
If you have any problems filling out the form, or have any additional questions about surveyors becoming Copyright Agency members, please contact our Member Services team by email.
WHY BECOME A COPYRIGHT AGENCY MEMBER?
Under ‘statutory licence’ provisions in the Copyright Act, governments can copy and communicate survey plans without the copyright permissions usually required. In return, the Act provides for fair compensation to the owners of copyright in the plans.
Copyright Agency is appointed by the Copyright Tribunal to manage the statutory licence, including the collection and distribution of fair compensation. However, the Copyright Act requires copyright owners to be members of Copyright Agency to be paid any amounts allocated for the use of their works.
Membership also assists us to collect fair compensation for the ‘communication’ as well as copying of survey plans.
Help us to pay copyright royalties to NSW Surveyors
We have compiled a list of NSW surveyors who have appeared in our data and are entitled to a royalty payment from us, but they need to become Copyright Agency members before we can pay them. If you recognise a friend or colleague, please encourage them to contact our Member Services team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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