October 29, 2019

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 […]

October 24, 2019

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 […]

October 22, 2019

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 […]

October 9, 2019

Wrapped NBN nodes showcase Indigenous artists

As the NBN continues to be rolled out around Australia, it has provided an opportunity for Indigenous artworks to be displayed in the community. NBN Co’s delivery partner Downer has collaborated with the Copyright Agency to source and license artworks by key Indigenous artists to wrap around the NBN network nodes in Sydney’s Inner West. The aim is […]

October 1, 2019

Macquarie researchers seek insights on sales and exports of Aussie books

Earlier this year, Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund partnered with the Australia Council for the Arts to announce a new Macquarie University research project examining the international rights sales and export of Australian books over the last decade. Professor David Throsby, Dr Paul Crosby and Dr Jan Zwar are conducting the research in collaboration with book industry […]

September 20, 2019

Not business as usual

On Friday 20 September, three days before the UN Climate Action summit, a Global Climate Strike will take place. Millions of children around the world will take to the streets to send the message that governments need to take their future seriously. In Australia, where we are on the frontline of climate change, students have […]

September 19, 2019

Meet The Team: Liesl Fitzpatrick, Senior Manager, Education Licensing

Liesl Fitzpatrick is the Senior Manager for Education Licensing at Copyright Agency. She has worked in licensing and intellectual property for 14 years, including 13 years in the fields of music and television – with previous stints at Sony Music Entertainment, British Sky Broadcasting and EMI Music. Liesl now account manages a client base of […]

September 19, 2019

Statutory Education Licence termination notice period

In the unlikely event that you need to request to terminate your access to the Statutory Education Licence (for example, because your institution is closing), please note that your remuneration agreement with Copyright Agency contains a termination notice period (usually three months). This means that you would usually need to submit a termination request before […]

Image Credit: John Fries Award 2020 finalists (L–R): Daniel Jenatsch, Darcey Bella Arnold, JD Reforma, Melanie Jame Wolf, Ryan Presley, Sara Morawetz and Shevaun Wright.

Image Credit: Papunya Tula artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Photography by Matt Frost. Image courtesy of Papunya Tula Artists.

Image Credit: Shutterstock

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