March 31, 2022

Our input on the ‘exposure draft’ of potential copyright changes

As reported in February’s Creative Licence (here), the government is seeking feedback on an ‘exposure draft’ (ED) of potential copyright changes. The ED is just for consultation, and does not represent the government’s final position on legislation for introduction into Parliament.

March 31, 2022

Triennial review of the code of conduct

As we reported in last November’s Creative Licence (here), a Triennial Review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies is currently in train (see here). The public meeting on 7 February 2022 was attended by representatives of each of the copyright collecting societies (including Copyright Agency), Copyright Advisory Group to the Australian Education Senior Officials Committee (CAG), and Universities Australia (UA).

March 30, 2022

Association of Corporate Counsel in partnership with Copyright Agency

Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (ACC) sees copyright compliance as a key legal requirement, and understands that it is critical for in-house counsel to ensure it is being applied appropriately within their organisations. ACC Australia and Copyright Agency have announced a partnership to promote good copyright governance in the Australian corporate sector.

March 25, 2022

Get your royalty claim information to us by end of April

The annual Writers and Artist Distribution (formally Artist, Image or Writers’ Royalty Claim) will be paid in June.

March 25, 2022

Copyright Agency Partnerships/ACCA 2022

The Copyright Agency is excited to be working with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in 2022 for the second year of our Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP) visual arts commission. This annual series was launched in April 2021 to support major commissions for mid-career and established visual artists, providing an $80,000 commission and solo […]

Khaled Sabsabi, '1008' (detail), 2020. 56 pieces, enamel, acrylic paint on paper and foam board, 360 x 420 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Milani gallery, Brisbane. Photographer Carl Warner.

March 24, 2022

What’s coming up on our Cultural Fund Calendar

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund will support visual artists and galleries in the following exhibitions across Australia. The 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State opened on 5 March, with an outstanding selection of artists challenging histories and art forms. Curator Sebastian Goldspink has compiled a Spotify playlist with an eclectic mix of songs (chosen […]

March 24, 2022

Wearable art stuns in new collaboration

Yankunytjatjara artist Linda Puna has just released a capsule collection of jackets and coats, co-designed with ethical fashion label Unreal Fur, set to be released in stores and online this week. The collection was revealed to the public at her very first solo exhibition, Awari (Wow!) at Alcaston gallery in Melbourne at her launch on […]

March 24, 2022

The Exhibitionists celebrate women in the arts

The Exhibitionists is a short film created by Northern Pictures, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia. A celebration of women in the arts, as well as a reminder of the obstacles female artists have faced in Australian history, the film was aptly set to debut on ABC TV on International Women’s Day (8 March).