Jake Preval, Beefcake Comedown (Gold), 2014, © Jake Preval. Licensed by Viscopy. Photo: Lauren Dunn.

April 26, 2016

Art Award’s Fourteen Finalists Announced

Fourteen finalists have been named from nearly one thousand entries for this year’s leading art award for emerging contemporary artists, the John Fries Award 2016. The finalists are dominated by five Victorian artists with a spread from New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, as well as a New Zealander and a Sydneysider on a […]

April 19, 2016

US Authors Guild’s review of Google Books case denied

The U.S. Supreme Court has today denied to review an appeal to the case Authors Guild v. Google  The decision leaves standing the view that copying and providing access to some millions of copyright protected books for profit-making purposes and without payment to authors is “fair”. “Today authors suffered a colossal loss,” said Authors Guild president Roxana Robinson. […]

April 14, 2016

Paul Goldstein on the rise and rise of fair use exceptions

Prof. Paul Goldstein, widely regarded as one of America’s finest legal minds on intellectual property, gave a speech late last year at an IFRRO Forum in Mexico City where he described a “great and worldwide battle (…) between the compensated use of copyrighted works and the free use of these works”. He predicted the outcome of this struggle would […]

April 11, 2016

New ‘Create’ Career Fund earmarks $100k a year for mid-to-late career authors and artists

Recognising that mid-to-late career authors and artists require the time to create new works, the Copyright Agency has established the Create Career Fund. The rights management organisation, whose members include authors, journalists, visual artists, photographers and publishers, provides almost $2m in funding annually to cultural institutions through its Cultural and Career Funds. Copyright Agency CEO […]

April 8, 2016

Isentia reaches new rights agreement for Australian online and print content, delivering significant client benefits

Asia-Pacific’s leading media intelligence company, Isentia (ASX:ISD), has signed a new agreement with rights manager, the Copyright Agency, which delivers greater value to Isentia clients, keeping them informed in the 24/7, digital business information age. This new agreement recognises the increasingly complex media environment that Isentia’s clients navigate. Under the new copyright agreement, Isentia will […]

April 4, 2016

2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair unveils full program

With support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the 2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair is set to feature some of the world’s most creative emerging and established publishers, artists and writers. For three days from Friday 29 April to Sunday May 1, the Fair will feature a dynamic program of free talks, book launches and […]

March 22, 2016

Ngujarn and Nakun: Belonging In The Other

With help from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Koorie Heritage Trust has brought to life an exhibition curated by Victorian Aboriginal artist Steaphen Paton, showcasing work created by his elders. This group show weaves a story around the family’s continuous resistance to colonisation, presenting old and new works by five descendants of highly respected […]

March 22, 2016

Stories, books and art combine in a magical space for children

Featuring art, theatre, writing, making and publishing, Holiday at The Grand Imaginarium, a Cultural Fund supported initiative, is a one-of-a-kind school holiday program for children and their parents held at the historic Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. The Grand Imaginarium provides an immersive experience, which invites young minds to run free, as they work alongside artists, […]

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