April 30, 2024

Financial Times and OpenAI announce licensing deal

The Financial Times (FT) and OpenAI have announced a content licensing deal that will allow OpenAI to use FT content to develop generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology. It will also allow OpenAI’s ChatGPT to respond to questions with short summaries from FT articles, with links back to FT.com. You can see FT’s announcement here and Open […]

April 29, 2024

US Bill requiring transparency by AI developers introduced

On 9 April, a Bill requiring transparency about copyrighted material used to train generative AI models was introduced into the US Congress. You can see the announcement by Representative Adam Schiff (who introduced the Bill) here. You can see the Bill (titled the Generative AI Copyright Disclosure Act) here. The Bill is supported by a […]

April 29, 2024

Copyright amendments relating to remote learning

On 11 April, the Attorney General announced that the Government would introduce amendments to the Copyright Act in relation to remote learning. You can see the announcement here. The amendments are intended to address perceived uncertainties by some in the school sector regarding remote learning by school students. Remote learning has been in place in […]

April 29, 2024

Copyright and AI Reference Group (CAIRG) update

The Attorney-General’s Department has published the list of members of the Copyright and AI Reference Group (CAIRG) and of the CAIRG Steering Committee. You can see the 61 members of the Reference Group and the 20 members of the Steering Committee here. Copyright Agency is a member of the Steering Committee, as are Australian Society […]

April 23, 2024

Reading Australia celebrates World Book and Copyright Day 2024 with latest resource round-up

Happy World Book and Copyright Day! Today we are taking part in the worldwide event, led by UNESCO, that stands up for creativity, diversity, and equal access to knowledge. Since 1995, the world has come together on 23 April to celebrate the power of books and the importance of copyright. On this occasion, we’d like […]

April 11, 2024

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund extends partnership series into its fourth year with PICA

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced the extension of Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP) into its fourth year with Australian art institutions, to support commissions worth $80,000 for mid-career and established visual artists. Copyright Agency will partner with the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) to support one eligible visual artist or collective to develop and […]

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April 4, 2024

Deakin University publishes report on Australian Teens’ reading habits

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund welcomes the recent research published by Deakin University, which reveals Australian teens’ reading attitudes and preferences. The Cultural Fund proudly funded the project alongside other research partners: Australian Publishers Association (ASA), BookPeople, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the School Library Association of Victoria. A total 13,217 Australian secondary […]

April 3, 2024

Have you received an email from “Copyright Agent” or “PicRights”?

We are aware that businesses and individuals have been contacted by organisations such as Copyright Agent and PicRights in relation to the alleged unlicensed use of photographs on business or personal websites. Copyright Agent and PicRights are not law firms. They are third parties acting on behalf of rightsholders to identify and remedy the unlicensed […]