April 2, 2014

Copyright Agency manages Resale Royalty Scheme

Copyright Agency is appointed by the Australian Government to manage the Resale Royalty Scheme for artists, which began in June 2010. Here are the latest statistics about the scheme. Since its start on 9 June 2010 until 9 February 2014, the scheme has generated royalties: Totalling more than $2.28 million From more than 8,000 resales For more […]

Kate Scardifield

March 31, 2014

Judges Announced for the 2014 John Fries Award

The judging panel for this year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award draws together a respected group of award-winning artists and arts professionals, lending significant gravitas to the $10,000 award for emerging and early-career artists. The award is now open for entries until May 5 and will be announced on August 12 at the […]

March 26, 2014

NSW Premier Teacher Scholarships

Applications now open until 2 May for the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship 2014. Teachers from NSW government and non-government scools, as well as educators from TAFE NSW Institutes, are invited to apply to one of the 22 scholarships offered across 12 programs. The Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship worth […]

March 5, 2014

Lachlan Philpott named inaugural Inscription Fulbright playwriting scholarship winner

Lachlan Philpott has been named the winner of the inaugural Fulbright Scholarship for an established Australian playwright to spend three to four months in the US developing a new play. The scholarship (worth $32,000) is sponsored by script-development organisation Inscription, and is supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Australian Council Literature Board and Friends […]

March 1, 2014

Future Distribution of USQ Licence Fees

1/3/14: From 2015, licence fees from University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will be distributed together with licence fees from other universities. In the past USQ licence fees have been distributed separately because of different data collection arrangements. Licence fees from universities under the agreement with Universities Australia are distributed twice a year, based on surveys […]

February 20, 2014

APA Welcomes Attorney-General’s Support for Creators

The Australian Publishers Association today expressed concern at a proposal from the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to introduce a ‘fair use’ exception to copyright laws. The Association welcomed comments made by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis, when tabling the ALRC’s final report of its inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy that […]

February 20, 2014

ALRC Final Report Announced

The Government released the final report of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) on 13 February. The major recommendation in the report is that the Australian Copyright Act be amended to include a new, broad, ‘flexible’ exception modelled on the ‘fair use’ exception in US copyright law. ‘FAIR USE’ EXCEPTION The recommended ‘fair use’ exception […]

February 19, 2014

Copyright Agency welcomes Government’s commitment to Australia’s creative industries

Copyright Agency and its members welcome the recognition of the benefits of statutory licensing system for education and government in the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report on copyright and the digital economy released last week. The current system provides flexibility, choice and certainty for teachers and others who copy and share content, and fair compensation […]

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