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Government releases Resale Royalty Scheme Review Report

Last December the Copyright Agency welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Post-Implementation Review for the Resale Royalty Scheme. The report analyses the first three years and four months of the Scheme and provides a valuable snapshot into its implementation and early operation. The Resale Royalty Scheme entitles visual artists to five per cent of […]

Lisa Sammut. ‘You are sensible too’ (2014).

How we supported the visual arts in 2019

Throughout the last calendar year, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provided valuable support to Australia’s visual arts sector. Grants were awarded to individual artists to create new work and to pursue career and professional development opportunities, and to organisations to facilitate professional mentorships, residencies (both at home and abroad), skills development and exhibition outcomes. In […]

John Fries Award 2020 finalists announced

The Copyright Agency has announced the finalists for one of Australia’s most highly anticipated awards for early career artists, the John Fries Award 2020. The John Fries Award is a $10,000 non-acquisitive award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. For the second consecutive year, respected Melbourne-based visual arts […]

Changes introduced in 2020 to schools hardcopy survey

The Copyright Agency’s ‘hardcopy’ survey of schools, which provides us with information about photocopying, printing and scanning, will start from week 1 of Term 1, rather than the traditional week 3 of Term 1. Copyright Agency uses an independent research company to survey 32 schools every term about their use of harcopy material. We also separately […]

Cultural Fund grants more than $455,000 to the Australian creative community

The Copyright Agency has announced funding of $455,691 for 21 ground-breaking projects and six new initiatives supporting writing, reading, editing, education, publishing and the visual arts in its second and final round of grants for the year. Highlights include: funding for Fremantle Press to help train authors on media promotion and showcasing their work to […]

Simplifying copyright licensing for PR, Communications, Advertising and Marketing Agencies

Copyright Agency has redesigned the Copyright Licence for Public Relations, Communications, Advertising and Marketing Agencies, making copyright licensing simpler.* Increased external sharing limits for agencies The standard copyright limits included in the Copyright Agency Licence have been increased, allowing you to share Australian newspaper and magazine content on your agency’s social media platforms. You can […]

Member Portal temporary shutdown this week to introduce changes

As part of Copyright Agency’s commitment to enhancing our services to members, we will shortly be rolling out the first round of our planned improvements to the Member Portal. To allow us to make the changes, access to members’ online accounts will be unavailable from 5pm Thursday 12 December to 9am Monday 16 December 2019. […]

Chair Kim Williams’ report to the AGM

Copyright Agency issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney last month. You can read it on the web here or see the online print version here. Chair Kim Williams provided the following report to the AGM, which outlines the current status of litigation and the Future Fund. There has been a lot of […]

Image Credit: Photo by Sincerely Media.

Image Credit: Header created using images by Shutterstock; Sonali Marathe, courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Image Credit: Header created using stock images by Shutterstock and Unsplash; Karen Wyld, winner of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript (left) pictured with Terri-ann White, Director of UWA Publishing (right). Photography by Eleanor Hurt (Publishing Officer, UWAP).

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