Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

April 28, 2022

A new national survey for Australian authors

Macquarie University, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency are excited to announce that a national survey of Australian authors is now open. All published Australian authors are eligible to fill out the survey and we invite you to have your say. To complete the survey, visit The survey will remain […]

April 5, 2022

Resale Royalty scheme hits $11 million milestone

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Copyright Agency join in celebrating Australia’s resale royalty scheme hitting the $11 million milestone.

March 31, 2022

Indie publishers show solidarity in 24 hour news freeze

Over 30 independent publishers across the nation put a halt to news publishing on Tuesday 22 March, implementing a 24-hour freeze on news content to protest no pay for their content appearing on Facebook (Meta), the campaign #WaitingOnZuck.

March 31, 2022

Walkey Awards celebrate best of Australian Journalism

The media industry’s night of nights gave recognition to Australia’s best journalists, photographers, editors and more for their incredible coverage of the year that was 2021.

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.