February 23, 2023

Copyright Agency and university sector reach agreement on copyright licence fees

Universities Australia and Copyright Agency are very pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the copyright fees payable until 2026 and the balance of fees from 2019 to 2022. The agreement also establishes a working party to develop mechanisms for data collection on the copying and sharing of content in the university sector. […]

February 1, 2023

Copyright Agency welcomes Government’s new Cultural Policy

The Federal Government launched its new Cultural Policy, Revive, on 30 January. The Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and the Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, both spoke at the launch.     The policy The policy includes recognition of the fundamental role of the copyright system in supporting Australia’s creative industries and workers: The Government […]

December 5, 2022

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund grants support income generating opportunities for writers, visual artists and sector organisations and a new Fellowship for Young Writers

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund today announces grants to 21 Australian organisations to provide critical financial and income-generating support for writers and visual artists, support for larger and capital city writers’ festivals, Create Grants for writers and visual artists, and the announcement of the Copyright Agency Frank Moorhouse Fellowship for Young Writers. The Cultural Fund has […]

December 1, 2022

Copyright Tribunal update

University sector: appeal now to be heard in early 2023 In July this year, the university sector filed an application to appeal against the determination of the Copyright Tribunal (in May 2022) regarding equitable remuneration payable by the university sector (see here and here). The appeal was scheduled for hearing on 28 November 2022 (see […]

November 29, 2022

The vital work of Australian authors still doesn’t deliver a living wage

The Australia Council has today released a summary of the 2022 National Survey of Australian Book Authors, which provides valuable insights into the conditions faced by authors. The survey was conducted by Paul Crosby, David Throsby and Jan Zwar from Macquarie University and supported by funding from the Australia Council and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural […]

November 22, 2022

Copyright Agency Announces New Appointment to the Board

Copyright Agency Chair Dr Kate Harrison today welcomes Sophie Cunningham to the Board. The appointment was announced at the Annual General Meeting on Monday, 21 November 2022. Ms Cunningham was nominated by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and joins the board as one of two ASA nominee directors. She takes the place of outgoing author […]

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November 14, 2022

Have you received an email from “Copyright Agent”?

We are aware that businesses have been contacted by an organisation called “Copyright Agent”, in relation to the unlicensed use of photographs of rightsholders such as Alamy and Reuters. Copyright Agency is not affiliated with Copyright Agent. We are a not-for-profit collecting society which grants and administers licences for the use of our members’ works […]

October 27, 2022

Copyright Agency Partnerships’ first commission and exhibition opens with TextaQueen: Bollywouldn’t at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP), an initiative of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, celebrates the opening of the inaugural commission and exhibition of TextaQueen’s highly-anticipated Bollywouldn’t, on view at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney from 22 October until 18 December 2022. TextaQueen’s exhibition celebrates the queer South Asian diaspora through decolonising and reclaiming […]