April 1, 2019

Exploding cultures that ignore risk

The banking royal commission’s final report has put a spotlight on non-financial risks. For financial institutions, addressing copyright issues is one of the crucial risks that can easily be addressed. “I feel like I gotta say something. Sh*t ain’t sitting right with me.” US rapper, Kendrick Lamar “I feel you bruh. Do it for the […]

April 1, 2019

Close to $1m in copyright royalties available for WA Surveyors

The Copyright Agency has signed a deed with the Western Australian Government for almost $1m in royalties for local surveyors’ plans. As a result, the agency is rapidly recruiting Western Australian surveyors, as only members of the agency can receive royalty payments for the sale of their survey plans. The 2008 High Court of Australia […]

March 28, 2019

Exploring the state of arts journalism in Australia

In the current issue of the Walkley Magazine, winner of the inaugural 2018 Arts Journalism Award (funded by Copyright Agency), Gabriella Coslovich, takes stock of the opportunities and challenges for arts writing in Australia. She writes: “For those of us who care about the arts as a defining expression of society, and who believe that arts coverage […]

March 21, 2019

Poetry in First Languages program expands

The unique Poetry In First Languages (PIFL) program developed by Red Room Poetry has announced it will expand its teaching of poetry in First Nations languages beyond New South Wales and into Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory this year. The program, which is now in its 2nd year, celebrates, shares and […]

March 8, 2019

Supporting authors and readers at festivals

Audiences at the recent Perth and Adelaide Writers’ Weeks heard from an incredible array of speakers, including several sessions supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. In Perth in late February, the sponsored panels were: Other Lives, Other Bodies – chaired by Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling – Sydneysiders and Aesthetics, Arguments & Anthills. The Cultural Fund […]

March 4, 2019

‘Rhyme and Punishment’ takes poetic licence

Australian poetry warriors, Poetry in Action, have developed a new touring show for school students with funding from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Called Rhyme and Punishment, it is a newly commissioned work from Sydney playwright and actor Sam O’Sullivan and is performed by Eleni Cassimatis, Hannah Wood and Brenton Bell. The show’s premise explores […]

March 4, 2019

Reminder to prepare for upcoming international payments

As the Australian collecting society for copyright-protected words and images, Copyright Agency has reciprocal agreements with many international reproduction rights organisations and in March will distribute royalties from these overseas collecting societies. If you are eligible for a payment in this distribution, we will we notify you by email prior to payment being transferred into […]

March 4, 2019

US Open Library is infringing Australian authors’ copyright

The Australian Society of Authors has joined with similar organisations in the UK and America to condemn the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, which aims to digitise and distribute books for free. A recent examination of the project by the ASA found that the site was hosting scanned copies of in-copyright books by Australian authors […]

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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Image Credit: Katrina Sedgwick

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