Workshops seek member input for improved processes

The Copyright Agency is embarking on a substantial business transformation project to improve the way we interact with our members and customers. This includes a major revamp of the systems we use to make close to $120 million in copyright royalty payments to members each year. We need to upgrade these systems so that we can […]

Be prepared for payments

This month, we will distribute approximately $52m to members in the annual Schools distribution and an additional $13m in the Universities distribution. These payments are our largest of the year, as we issue royalties for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education sector. Are your details up to date? If you are expecting […]

After the Apology a landmark film from member Larissa Behrendt

Author, lawyer and Copyright Agency member Larissa Behrendt has directed a new feature length documentary After the Apology, in which she explores the alarming fact that since Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology, the number of Aboriginal children being removed from their families is much higher than during the time of the Stolen Generations. Through the experiences […]

How authors add value

Hazel Edwards explores how authors need to multi-task to create value for themselves and their readers. Why are you writing? To live more intensively? To earn a living? To keep learning? To avoid boredom? To share little known worlds? As an excuse for travelling?  Justifying the way a life has been lived? Fame, and especially […]

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Three of Australia’s major art prizes won by Copyright Agency members

Copyright Agency member Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her painting Self-portrait, after George Lambert (pictured below). This is the fifth painting Ms Coppersmith has exhibited in the Archibald and was selected from almost 800 entries for the $100,000 award. Of the 57 finalists in this year’s prize, 15 are Copyright Agency members (see […]

Trinity Grammar School adopts ‘This Book Changed My Life’

More than 40 students and staff members from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney have shared the books that mean the most to them in individual videos to support the Copyright Agency’s This Book Changed My Life social media campaign. The videos have been compiled by the School’s AV department into a short feature film, which will […]

Understanding Australia’s copyright framework

To assist the current review of copyright law in Canada, the Copyright Agency joined with the Copyright Council, the Australian Publishers’ Association and the Australian Society of Authors to submit a paper providing an overview of our copyright framework and current state of play. This was partly prompted by some misunderstandings about the situation in […]

Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2018

Members, licensees and other stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the Code Reviewer about Copyright Agency’s compliance with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in 2017–18. Copyright Agency is a signatory to the Code. Its compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is the Dr Kevin Lindgren AM […]

Image Credit: Created by Copyright Agency. Featured members: Amal Awad, photo by Tim Levy. Blak Douglas, photo by Nick Cubbin. Lee Walker, photo by Lindsay Edwards. Wayne Diver-Tuck, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Linton Besser, photo by Olivia Tran. Cathy Wilcox, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Lachlan Philpott, photo by Bryan Sun. Maxine Beneba-Clarke, photo by Olivia Tran.

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