December 14, 2017

Copyright Agency partners with the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia

The Copyright Agency has announced a partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia to promote good copyright governance in the Australian legal industry. In-house lawyers constitute approximately 30% of the total Australian legal profession and as the ‘voice of in-house lawyers’ ACC Australia provides education, information and industry networking opportunities to its members. […]

Fayen d’Evie, Myopic reading, Janaleen sings, and hides, Re-calling From One Body to Another, 2017

December 14, 2017

John Fries Award Opens January 2018

Applications for the annual John Fries Award 2018 will open on 15 January. The John Fries Award is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from across Australia and New Zealand. The 2017 John Fries Award attracted the largest audience in its history, with more than 1,000 people attending […]

December 13, 2017

Strathfield Council agrees to pay for news copyright breaches

Strathfield Council in Sydney has issued an apology and agreed to pay damages for infringing the copyright of newspaper publishers and others. The Council has also purchased a Copyright Agency licence in recognition of the role grassroots journalism plays in providing valuable information to its operations. Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling says. “In 2015 the […]

December 12, 2017

Why wills matter for artists

In Australia, copyright and the Resale Royalty Right in most cases lasts for 70 years after an artist’s date of death. This means that having a will is imperative for artists to ensure your intellectual property is passed on according to your wishes, and to assist your beneficiaries in effectively managing, and benefiting from, these […]

December 11, 2017

Protecting copyright is crucial to fostering creativity

This opinion piece was published in The Australian newspaper today. By Kim Williams AM The issues of copyright and respect for creators is a great policy challenge in Australian creative life. The rights of creators are under siege on many fronts: no consideration to who loses out when books, music, TV or films are illegally […]

December 7, 2017

Visual artists make meaningful connections in The Collections Project

South Australian arts organisation, Guildhouse, received $16,000 from the Cultural Fund in 2016 to develop and expand The Collections Project. The program provides artists the opportunity to work with the collections of cultural organisations like the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Flinders University Art Museum and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia to create […]

December 6, 2017

Richard Flanagan: ‘We must honour and sustain Australian creators.’

The following speech on creativity was delivered by acclaimed author Richard Flanagan at the Copyright Agency’s end-of-year event in Sydney, 30 November 2017. “In 1964 a rising young Labor politician called Gough Whitlam told a senate enquiry that there was no such thing as a publishing industry in Australia. In 1964 an Australian living in […]

December 6, 2017

Code Reviewer’s report for 2016–17

Compliance with the Code of Conduct The report by the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2016–17 is now available here. Each annual report on compliance looks at, among other things, Copyright Agency’s management of complaints. Copyright Agency provided information to the Code Reviewer on four matters that are […]

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