March 19, 2018

Copyright Agency’s pay-per-use licensing platform relaunches

Buying a licence to copy and share content from newspapers and magazines has been significantly enhanced through Copyright Agency’s revamped RightsPortal. The online licensing platform was relaunched today with new features to improve the user experience, making it easier to obtain the rights to use copyright-protected content on a pay-per-use basis. Copyright Agency, which recently […]

March 15, 2018

Australian Writers Week in China kicks off for 2018

Prize-winning Australian authors, Charlotte Wood, Alexis Wright, Fiona Wright and Richard Flanagan, are currently in China for the 11th Australian Writers Week, which is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The event, from 15-24 March, forms part of the new Australian Writers Series – the Australian Embassy’s initiative to bring more Australian literary voices […]

March 8, 2018

Copyright Agency appoints Dr Kate Harrison to the Board

The Copyright Agency has appointed highly respected commercial and intellectual property lawyer Dr Kate Harrison to its Board as an independent director, filling an existing vacancy. Kate is a Partner of Gilbert + Tobin and has been the Head of its Litigation practice. Kate’s experience encompasses corporate and commercial litigation, intellectual property advice, commercial licensing […]

March 7, 2018

Former director Jeremy Fisher one of the 78ers depicted in ‘Riot’

On the 40th anniversary of the recently held Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC TV screened Riot, a landmark film which documents the very first such parade – held on Saturday 24th June 1978 at 10pm. This parade, in which participants were brutally beaten by the police, was a catalyst for the eventual decriminalisation […]

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 […]

March 7, 2018

Celebrating authors, books and reading in Perth and Adelaide

From Helen Garner to Machiavelli, from Drusilla Modjeska to Leo Tolstoy, audiences at the recent Perth and Adelaide Writers’ Weeks were thrilled to discover the books that changed the lives of some of our leading authors – including Miles Franklin winners Josephine Wilson and Sofie Laguna, Stella Prize winner Heather Rose and former Foreign Minister […]

March 7, 2018

Parliamentary launch for Library Lovers Day

On Tuesday 13 February, the second Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers gathering was held at Parliament House, Canberra for the the launch of Library Lover’s Day. Graham Perrett MP and Senator Linda Reynolds were on hand to hear authors, Alison Lester and Aunty Joy Murphy, illustrator Lisa Kennedy and education expert Laureate Professor John Hattie, highlight […]

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