May 27, 2024

Parliamentary Inquiry into the Digital Transformation of Workplaces

The House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training is conducting an inquiry into automated decision making and machine learning techniques in the workplace. The Terms of Reference (here) include: the benefits for productivity, skills development, career progression and job creation in Australia; the role of business software and regulatory technology (‘Reg Tech’) in improving […]

May 16, 2024

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2024 longlist announced

Perpetual, the trustee of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, today announced ten authors have been included on the 2024 longlist. They will be competing for one of the most recognised literary prizes in Australia, with the winner also receiving $60,000. Selected from 104 books, the Award celebrates novels of the highest literary merit that tell […]

May 16, 2024

Copyright Agency Board Directors Update

Kirsty Murray has stepped down from the Board after serving for four years as a Director. Kirsty was nominated by the Australian Society of Authors and appointed to the Board in 2020. During her time with Copyright Agency Kirsty has shared significant insight into the experiences of our author members and been a strong advocate […]

May 10, 2024

Copyright Agency provides licence solution for NGA’s Sharing the National Collection initiative

Our Visual Arts licensing team have been working closely with the National Gallery and its partner venues as part of their Sharing the National Collection initiative, offering simple licence solutions to cover marketing and promotional uses. The initiative, launched last year and supported by the Australian Government’s cultural policy, Revive, has seen iconic pieces from […]

May 9, 2024

UK Government responds to House of Lords report on Gen AI

On 17 April, the UK Government responded to the February 2024 report from the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee on large language models and generative AI. There is information about that report here. It included comments and recommendations regarding copyright compliance and transparency. You can see the UK Government’s response here. It includes […]

May 8, 2024

Resale Royalty International Reciprocity is here

You may have heard the news or read our earlier articles here and here. Whether you have or not, here’s a quick recap of key points: Reciprocity started: 31 March 2024 Reciprocating countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. More countries […]

May 6, 2024

UK Parliamentary Group issues report on AI and music

The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music has published a report with recommendations relating to artificial intelligence (AI) and music. You can see the report here. The report also includes some results of research on attitudes to AI and music (full results of survey here). The research outcomes included: Over four out of five (83%) […]

April 30, 2024

Financial Times and OpenAI announce licensing deal

The Financial Times (FT) and OpenAI have announced a content licensing deal that will allow OpenAI to use FT content to develop generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology. It will also allow OpenAI’s ChatGPT to respond to questions with short summaries from FT articles, with links back to FT.com. You can see FT’s announcement here and Open […]