GRIFFIN Smurf In Wonderland [scarf edit]

May 25, 2017

Time for the truth to interfere in copyright battle

In an article in Business Insider, the Chair of the Australian Copyright Council, Kate Haddock, picks apart Wikipedia’s campaign to get copyright changed in Australia. She writes: ‘This campaign is about Big Tech companies who want the change so they can use Australian content — music, literature, educational materials, movies — without paying for it. […]

May 16, 2017

Third annual Brian Johns Lecture: Saving news that matters in a time of information overload

On Thursday 4 May the Centre for Media History, in collaboration with the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, hosted the annual Brian Johns Lecture at the Metcalfe Auditorium in the State Library of New South Wales. Speaking to a full house on the subject ‘How the internet killed my business model: Saving news that matters in a time […]

GRIFFIN Smurf In Wonderland [scarf edit]

May 15, 2017

Cultural Fund supports Australian talent through the Griffin Award and Griffin Studio program

Bridging the gap between sports and the arts, playwright David Williams’ insightful new play Smurf in Wanderland, which wrapped up at Griffin Theatre Company May 12, has emerged as a direct result of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, which has supported the Theatre since 2009. Smurf in Wanderland, is one man’s insightful and poignant examination of […]

Writer Rosie Scott

May 10, 2017

Remembering Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott was a critically-acclaimed writer, a passionate human rights activist, a creative writing mentor, a wife, mother and grandmother. Born in 1948 in Wellington, New Zealand, her childhood was spent freely roaming the crashing, wild ‘edge of the world’ with her siblings. She began writing as a child, her curiosity and imagination likely inspired […]

May 10, 2017

A quick update on copyright

Things change rapidly in the world of copyright in Australia – so here’s the latest round up to bring you right up to speed. Copyright amendments The Government is about to pass amendments to the Copyright Act, supported by the Copyright Agency and other content creator representatives, which will significantly increase access to copyright material, while […]

May 8, 2017

Judges meet to decide on Ignite recipients in 2017

On 5 May our esteemed Career Fund judging panel met to discuss and review applications to the March round of the Ignite grants program. Supporting individuals working in the writing, publishing and visual art sectors, the Ignite Career Fund is a Copyright Agency Cultural Fund initiative that develops skills and helps to progress the careers of […]

May 3, 2017

$66m being distributed to members in June

Next month, we’ll be distributing approximately $53m to members in the annual schools distribution and a further $13m in the first tranche of the Universities distributions. This year the Copyright Agency has added an extra payment date in June to ensure members receive their payments before the end of financial year. For payment dates, see […]

May 2, 2017

Copyright Agency supports renowned authors at Oz Writers Week in China

The first-ever Chinese edition of the award-winning picture book Big Rain Coming, illustrated by Bundjalung artist Bronwyn Bancroft, will be launched at the 10th Australian Writers Week in China from May 10 to 18. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the annual event since 2014. Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Adam Suckling, says “Australian […]

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