Canada: ‘80% of our licensing income has simply disappeared’

Copyright is under review in Canada. This has come about because of a change to Canada’s copyright laws in 2012 which meant education was added as a copyright exception to the Act – which has resulted in some severe unintended consequences for authors. Similar proposals have been repeatedly recommended in Australia by the Productivity Commission […]

John Fries Award gives artists space to create

The Koori Mail newspaper reports: THREE Aboriginal artists Betty Muffler, Beyula Napanangka Puntungka and Rachel Mipantjiti Lionel – are among the 12 finalists for the John Fries award. See the full story: Koori Mail 2 May Fries Award gives space to create

Introducing the Content Café

Copyright Agency is a supporter of, and contributor to, the Content Café, a hub for copyright information from Creative Content Australia. This platform exists to promote constructive, accurate and informative perspectives on copyright and the role it plays in creativity and innovation, especially for the screen industry. You might be familiar with the screen industry’s […]

Nevermoor scoops 2018 Book Industry Awards

The Australian Publishers Association has announced the winners of the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). Nevermoor picked up three awards including the major award of the night, the Gold ABIA for the Book of the Year, along with the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and Book of the Year for Younger Readers. The inaugural Rising Star of […]

Copyright Agency awards 2018 Fellowships to two publishers

The Copyright Agency has awarded two Publisher Fellowships at the Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney. The Fellows, Spineless Wonders Publisher Bronwyn Mehan and Monash University Publishing’s Nathan Hollier will investigate what local publishers can learn from international business models in publishing in the United States and Asia. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, said, “The […]

Be prepared for payments

As we prepare to send out our major payments from our education licence fees next month, we want to emphasise the need to provide us with your Australian Business Number (ABN) – if you have one – ahead of time. From 22 June, we will distribute approximately $52m to members in the annual Schools distribution […]

Five books that tackle teen issues

Being a teenager can be exhilarating, harrowing, passionate and confusing all at the same time. They face hurdles like academic stresses, parental expectations, peer pressure and body image issues. Sometimes they must come to terms with more serious problems, like illness, addiction, poverty and death. Young people can find comfort and guidance in books that explore […]

Tips for a winning CREATE grant application

CREATE grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to develop new work by providing time to write and create. We’ve prepared these tips to help you prepare a winning application. Tips for a good application Firstly, do your research. Carefully read through the CREATE grants information on the Copyright Agency […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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