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Copyright Agency appoints two new Board Directors

The Copyright Agency announced the appointment of two new Board Directors at its AGM on 20 November 2019 and released its end of financial year results. Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams welcomed the Deputy Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Anne Maria Nicholson as an author director, and Managing Director of McGraw-Hill Education Cath […]

More than $300K in copyright royalties available for TAS Surveyors

The Copyright Agency has signed a retrospective deed with the Tasmanian Government for more than $300,000 in royalties for local surveyors’ plans copied and communicated over the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2019. As a result, the agency is rapidly recruiting Tasmanian surveyors, as only members of the agency can receive royalty payments […]

Heads up! Member Portal changes ahead in 2020

We’ve been working on improvements to Copyright Agency’s member portal so, in the coming months, you may notice that things look a bit different. The changes are part of our commitment to members and the new member portal has loads of benefits. It’s easier to navigate and we’ve simplified some of the processes, which we’ve tested […]

Copyright licences support premium business governance

Co-Founder and CEO of Volt Bank, Steve Weston, discusses governance in what is, arguably, a new era in financial services. In January this year, Volt Bank was granted a full banking licence – the first digital ‘challenger’ bank to do so. This is one of a number of governance measures (such as securing a copyright […]

AGM to be held 20 November 2019

Copyright Agency’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held at 4.00pm on Wednesday 20 November 2019 in the Corinthian Room, Ground Floor, SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales. The full notice of the AGM and important forms are hyperlinked below: 1. Notice of annual general meeting 2. Proxy form If […]

Derek Productions remedies use of Aboriginal art in Netflix series After Life

The British company, Derek Productions, will pay compensation for using an unauthorised copy of a painting by the Aboriginal artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri in the first series of After Life, starring Ricky Gervais, on Netflix earlier this year. The company has also agreed to pay a fee for the use of the Papunya Tula artist’s copyright-protected work […]

Research reveals what the publishing industry can learn from Netflix

Justin Ractliffe, formerly Managing Director of Hachette Australia and now Publishing Director at Penguin Random House Australia, will share the findings from his Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowship report, Instinct, Input and Insight: Reader-centricity in Publishing, at a publishing industry event on 4 December. Ractliffe received the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund 2019 Publisher Fellowship to travel […]

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund announces Create grant recipients for 2019

Four authors and two visual artists have been awarded a total of $80,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund through its Create grants program. The grants provide vital support to mid-career writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Create grants help to keep Australia’s creative industry […]