Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

Publishers discuss the shift to online teaching

The COVID-19 outbreak in Australia has necessitated rapid and substantial change at all levels of society – not least at the level of education. With protective measures and restrictions set to be enforced for many more weeks (if not months), schools and universities have had to adapt to online teaching on an unprecedented scale. The […]

Announcing Innovative Online Projects

For our first round of Emergency Action Funding, which closed on Tuesday 14 April, we received 44 applications for Innovative Online Projects. From a very impressive list the following four were selected, each receiving $5,000 for their project: Journalist and literary consultant Nicole Abadee for a weekly podcast – Books, Books, Books – featuring interviews […]

Licence makes online teaching stress-free during COVID-19

Education institutions have had to move to only teaching online as many students are required learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online teaching isn’t new, but classes today look very different today compared to a couple of years ago. It’s understandable educators may have questions about what they can do, or are obligated to […]

ACCC to develop mandatory code aimed at compelling big tech to pay for valuable content

Copyright Agency welcomes the joint announcement by the ACCC and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address commercial arrangements between digital platforms and news media businesses. While the announcement represents a step forward, the effectiveness of the code is one hundred percent dependent on […]

An update from the Copyright Tribunal

On 22 April 2020 the Copyright Tribunal handed down a decision on Isentia’s application for the Tribunal to reduce Isentia’s interim copyright fees to the same fees that Meltwater is paying. His Honour Justice Greenwood rejected Isentia’s application to have its interim copyright fees reduced. The main hearing into the fees that media monitoring companies […]

Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day

23 April is a date when many prominent writers have both entered (Halldór Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov) and departed from (Cervantes, Shakespeare) the world. This makes it the perfect candidate for UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day: a global tribute to books and authors, their contributions to social and cultural progress, and of course the pleasure […]

Licensee update: COVID-19

Dear Licensees, As you know, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to WHO declaring it a global pandemic. I hope that you, your family and loved ones are doing as best as possible under the circumstances. I wanted to let you know that Copyright Agency has taken steps to reduce risk to customers, members […]

Copyright Agency releases $375,000 and brings forward Cultural Fund grants in COVID-19 support

Copyright Agency announces a full program of support for writers, visual artists and publishers in the face of the severe challenges they face as a result of COVID-19. Under this program, Copyright Agency will provide an additional $375,000 in grants to creators, as well as bring forward to the first quarter of next financial year […]

Image Credit: Anna Krien, 2021 Fellow for Non-Fiction Writing. Photo courtesy EMG. Robert Drewe 2021 Author Fellow, photo by Tracy Drewe.

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