July 19, 2018

Reduced administration fees for visual arts members

The merger of the Copyright Agency and Viscopy, on 30 November 2017, has led to a reduction in the administration fee for visual arts licences. The reduction applies from 1 January 2018. Copyright Agency’s administration fee varies slightly from year to year and is currently: On income from ‘statutory’ licence fees collected by Copyright Agency […]

July 12, 2018

Future Fund changes

A message from the CEO, Adam Suckling. Dear members, I write to update you on the Copyright Agency’s Future Fund which was established by a 2013 Board decision to safeguard the interests of our members in light of serious threats from proposed changes to Australia’s copyright laws. In the interests of members, the Copyright Agency […]

July 12, 2018

Protecting members’ rights and sustaining publishing, writing and journalism

The Copyright Agency is currently protecting the rights of its members through several different actions in the Copyright Tribunal. NSW Government As some of you will be aware, we are in dispute with the NSW Government over non-payment of licence fees for over five years. We participated in mediation on Wednesday 20 June but were regrettably […]

July 11, 2018

Changes to our Privacy Policy

As part of our recent merger with Viscopy, Copyright Agency has needed to make changes to its Privacy Policy. For a number of years Viscopy provided a list of its members on its website. Copyright Agency will now make a list of its visual artist members available on Copyright Agency’s newly merged website. Copyright Agency […]

July 11, 2018

IGNITE Recipients announced

A diverse group of Australian creatives will receive a share of $50,000 to develop their professional practice as the recipients of the Cultural Fund’s 2018 IGNITE Grant. IGNITE funding aims to equip those working in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors with world-class skills to grow Australia’s distinctive voice on the world stage. A […]

July 11, 2018

Safe Harbour Bill expanded

On 27 June, the Government passed the Copyright Amendment (Services Providers) Bill 2017 to improve copyright protections for the disability, educational and cultural sectors. The Copyright Agency welcomes the changes, as does Universities Australia, the Council of Australian University Librarians and representatives of schools and people with disabilities. Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, said in a […]

July 10, 2018

Member survey results 2018

Results of our 2018 member and stakeholder survey are in and we’d like to thank those who participated.  The survey allows us to understand what we are doing well for members and identify areas for improvement. Overall, the results indicate that members have high levels of engagement (82%) and that 81% of members are very […]

July 10, 2018

Copyright Agency Board Elections

Three directly-elected positions on the Copyright Agency’s Board come up for election this year – that of Publisher Director, Author Director and Visual Artist Director. The three incumbents, publisher Jane Curry, journalist Adele Ferguson and visual artist Dr Oliver Watts, have all indicated they will nominate again for the positions. Members can also nominate for […]

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Image Credit: CREATE judges left to right: Geordie Williamson, Terri Bird and Gail Jones. Photo: Copyright Agency.

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