October 9, 2017

Parliamentary ‘Friends of Australian Books and Writers’ launched

Internationally acclaimed Australian authors, Thomas Keneally and Mem Fox gave rousing and inspiring keynote addresses to launch the new Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers (PFABW) last month, uniting senior MPs and Senators at Parliament House in Canberra. Supported by the Copyright Agency, the event also celebrated the inaugural 2017 Australian Reading Hour. The […]

October 6, 2017

Dates set for Copyright Agency and Viscopy EGMs on merger

The Copyright Agency and Viscopy announced their intention to merge earlier this year. This process is now underway and, as such, two Extraordinary General Meetings will be held on 2 November – one for Viscopy members (to vote for the change) and one for Copyright Agency members to vote to amend the Copyright Agency’s constitution […]

October 3, 2017

Copibec’s class action against Université Laval – notice to members

As part of the class action against Université Laval, a legal notice to members has been issued. Authors and publishers worldwide are invited to read it and share with their networks. Important: no action is required on your part to be a member of the group. The notice can be consulted on Copibec’s website. www.copibec.ca/en/legal-notice […]

October 3, 2017

Educational Publishing Awards results announced

The 2017 Educational Publishing Awards, sponsored by the Copyright Agency and Opus Group, were held on 20 September. The Publishers of the Year were Brisbane’s Origo Education in the Primary category and Oxford University Press for the Secondary category. Keynote speakers for the evening included: Gheran Steel (Boon Wurrung Foundation), Chris Gray (Wiley), Adrian Rhodes […]

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign

September 25, 2017

Fake Art Harms Culture campaign helps bring on inquiry

Almost a year on from its launch, the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign has successfully helped bring about an inquiry to more closely examine the impacts of inauthentic Indigenous art, with submissions open now. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs announced that it will inquire into the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal […]

September 18, 2017

Cultural Fund supported artist exhibiting in Adelaide

Artist Angela Valamanesh explores her fascination with the intersection of the botanical and anatomical with the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Follow the link to read the Adelaide Advertiser article. 16 September The Advertiser Both flesh and not The exhibition: Everybody’s Everything: Insect/Orchid by Angela Valamanesh is at the The University of Adelaide’s […]

September 11, 2017

Emerald Publishing joins Copyright Agency’s RightsPortal for pay-per-use STM Journal content

Social sciences publisher Emerald Publishing is the latest business to join the Copyright Agency’s international pay-per-use content licensing portal, RightsPortal Journals. Emerald Publishing, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, will bring its impressive portfolio of peer-reviewed articles from more than 300 journals to RightsPortal Journals. RightsPortal Journals gives users the ability to conveniently […]

September 8, 2017

Authors celebrate at 60th Miles Franklin, won by Josephine Wilson

On a literary night of nights Josephine Wilson took home the Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions. Hailed by the judging panel as a clever and compassionate novel, the story follows protagonist Fred Lothian’s experiences with ageing, adoption, grief and remorse; rescue and also resistance to rescue. Read more about Josephine’s book and the […]

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