June 22, 2018

NSW Government non-payment: an update from our CEO

Dear members, I wanted to update you on our copyright dispute with the NSW Government over non-payment of licence fees for over five years. We participated in mediation on Wednesday (20 June) but were regrettably unable to reach agreement. This means that the dispute will now be heard by the Copyright Tribunal. As I have said […]

June 22, 2018

LearningField welcomes publisher Jacaranda to its world-first online textbook platform

High school teachers will have access to an even greater choice of books when award-winning educational publisher Jacaranda joins the Copyright Agency’s innovative digital textbook platform LearningField. The addition of Jacaranda to LearningField means teachers now have access to the resources of 20 of Australia’s best educational publishers. In the past 12 months alone, seven […]

June 19, 2018

Barnes weighs in on push for payment

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has joined the push for the NSW government to pay creators the millions of dollars owed to them in copyright fees. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph.

June 18, 2018

Authors demand NSW government pay copyright fees

Authors are calling for the NSW government to pay a fair fee for using their material. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph.  

June 18, 2018

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

The announcement of the shortlist for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018 includes two former winners, Kim Scott and Michelle de Kretser, and four other authors, all of whom have received literary accolades and are strong contenders to receive the $60,000 literary prize in August. On Sunday 17 June trustee of the award, Perpetual, […]

June 15, 2018

UQP celebrates 70th anniversary with anthology and events

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Established in 1948, UQP was originally founded as a traditional university press, but it later branched out into trade publishing. To mark the occasion, the independent publisher will release an anthology featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry from 25 past and present UQP […]

June 15, 2018

Pilot will test digital codes to stop inauthentic Indigenous art

After a concerted campaign by Indigenous Art Code, Arts Law Australia and the Copyright Agency to stop the sale of inauthentic Indigenous art, the Federal Government announced last week it would set up a $150,000 pilot to test digital codes as a way to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products. Desart will work with […]

June 12, 2018

Workshops seek member input for improved processes

The Copyright Agency is embarking on a substantial business transformation project to improve the way we interact with our members and customers. This includes a major revamp of the systems we use to make close to $120 million in copyright royalty payments to members each year. We need to upgrade these systems so that we can […]

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Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Blak Douglas. Photo: Bryan Sun

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