June 30, 2015

Kim Williams appointed as Chair of the Copyright Agency

Copyright Agency Board Director, Kim Williams, has been appointed as the organisation’s Chairman. Mr Williams takes on the role from Sandy Grant who has chaired the not-for-profit for the past five years – and been a Board member since 2002. Mr Grant will remain on the Board. Mr Williams, who joined the Copyright Agency’s Board […]

John Birmingham

June 23, 2015

Legislation supports Australian authors and artists

The Copyright Agency | Viscopy welcomes the Government’s new legislation targeting overseas websites whose main purpose is to allow people to steal creative works. CEO of the Copyright Agency | Viscopy, Murray St Leger, says “We applaud both the major parties’ support for the legislation to shut down these sites which facilitate massive online theft […]

June 18, 2015

Artist’s shock shared at RAP launch

Bibi Barba’s paintings are deeply personal. So when she discovered her artwork, Desert Flowers, was being used all over carpets, coffee tables and wall panels in a Polish hotel without her permission, she decided to embark on the legal fight of her life. Inspired by her grandmother, Bibi’s artwork has, over time, developed into her […]

Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo: Guy Louanglath.

June 15, 2015

Resale royalty admin fee adjustment

From 1 July 2015, the administration fee for royalties collect by the Copyright Agency under the Resale Royalty Scheme will be 15%. This fee is used to support the administration of the Resale Royalty scheme on behalf of right holders and their beneficiaries. A 15% fee for service reflects costs of managing the scheme and […]

June 15, 2015

Members’ artworks licensed

Five members’ artworks were licensed by Viscopy to Murdoch University for use in their Reconciliation Action Plan, including Dalabon Braun Blood from Darren Siwes. Julie Dowling, Darren Siwes and three artists from Mangkaja Arts; Mawukura Jimmy Nerrimah, Wakartu Cory Surprise and Dolly Snell feature in the publication and are artworks held in the Murdoch University Art Collection. […]

June 15, 2015

The art of balancing cultural traditions with tourism

Fiji is rich in Indigenous cultural heritage and tradition. Within the past three decades, Fiji’s tourism has grown dramatically, overtaking traditional industries to become its main export sector. While the country depends on tourism for its growth and development, its creators are challenged to keep pace with demands for producing cultural arts products, and at […]

June 10, 2015

Copyright Agency | Viscopy appoints new Chief Executive

Mr Adam Suckling has been appointed as Chief Executive of Australian rights management and licensing organisation, Copyright Agency | Viscopy. Mr Suckling is News Corp’s Director Policy, Corporate Affairs and Community Relations. He joins the organisation after 20 years’ holding senior commercial, communications and policy roles in the media and telecommunications sector, including working in […]

June 6, 2015

Arts festival raises a Pacific voice

Applying cultural protocols to the development of contemporary Pacific works was just one of the topics raised in a panel discussion chaired by Viscopy at a two day symposium held at Contemporary Pacific Arts festival last month. The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF) brings together creative practitioners, community elders, students, academics and arts industry professionals […]