December 9, 2019

Changes introduced in 2020 to schools hardcopy survey

The Copyright Agency’s ‘hardcopy’ survey of schools, which provides us with information about photocopying, printing and scanning, will start from week 1 of Term 1, rather than the traditional week 3 of Term 1. Copyright Agency uses an independent research company to survey 32 schools every term about their use of harcopy material. We also separately […]

December 9, 2019

Cultural Fund grants more than $455,000 to the Australian creative community

The Copyright Agency has announced funding of $455,691 for 21 ground-breaking projects and six new initiatives supporting writing, reading, editing, education, publishing and the visual arts in its second and final round of grants for the year. Highlights include: funding for Fremantle Press to help train authors on media promotion and showcasing their work to […]

December 4, 2019

Simplifying copyright licensing for PR, Communications, Advertising and Marketing Agencies

Copyright Agency has redesigned the Copyright Licence for Public Relations, Communications, Advertising and Marketing Agencies. From 1st December onwards, copyright licensing just became simpler.* Increased external sharing limits for agencies The standard copyright limits included in the Copyright Agency Licence have been increased, allowing you to share Australian newspaper and magazine content on your agency’s […]

December 4, 2019

John Fries Award 2020 finalists announced

The Copyright Agency today announced the finalists for one of Australia’s most highly anticipated awards for early career artists, the John Fries Award 2020. The John Fries Award is a $10,000 non-acquisitive award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. For the second consecutive year, respected Melbourne-based visual arts […]

December 3, 2019

Member Portal temporary shutdown this week to introduce changes

As part of Copyright Agency’s commitment to enhancing our services to members, we will shortly be rolling out the first round of our planned improvements to the Member Portal. To allow us to make the changes, access to members’ online accounts will be unavailable from 5pm Thursday 12 December to 9am Monday 16 December 2019. […]

December 2, 2019

Chair Kim Williams’ report to the AGM

Copyright Agency issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney last month. You can read it on the web here or see the online print version here. Chair Kim Williams provided the following report to the AGM, which outlines the current status of litigation and the Future Fund. There has been a lot of […]

December 2, 2019

Melissa Fyfe wins 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for science writing

Melissa Fyfe has won the 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing with her article ‘Getting Cliterate’, published in the Good Weekend, which celebrates the Australian scientist who almost single-handedly shed light on the anatomy and physiology of the female sex organ. The $7000 winner’s prize was presented by UNSW Science Dean, Professor Emma Johnston […]

December 2, 2019

Connecting with international counterparts

Mr Gadi Oron, the Director General of CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – will visit Australia and New Zealand this month for a first-hand look at the challenges and success stories around rights management in the region. CISAC, headquartered in France, is headed by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre […]

Image Credit: John Fries Award 2020 finalists (L–R): Daniel Jenatsch, Darcey Bella Arnold, JD Reforma, Melanie Jame Wolf, Ryan Presley, Sara Morawetz and Shevaun Wright.

Image Credit: Papunya Tula artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Photography by Matt Frost. Image courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists.

Image Credit: Shutterstock

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