December 10, 2014

Copyright Agency welcomes moves to reduce online infringement

The Copyright Agency supports moves announced today by the Commonwealth Government to reduce online infringement of copyright. This includes amending the Copyright Act to give creators the statutory power to seek a court order requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to block pirating sites. The Copyright Agency welcomes the goodwill all parties are bringing to the […]

December 4, 2014

Code Reviewer’s report for 2013–14

The report from the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2013–14 is now available. The Copyright Agency and Viscopy have been signatories to the Code of Conduct for copyright collecting societies since its establishment in 2002. Each year, the collecting societies’ compliance with the Code is reviewed by the […]

December 3, 2014

iSentia signs first ‘scraping’ licence deal with Copyright Agency and newspaper publishers

Leading ASX-listed media intelligence company iSentia Group Ltd (ASX:ISD) has signed the first agreement in Australia that grants a licence for the scraping of certain online news and magazine content for clients. The licence has been developed by the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s newspaper and magazine publishers. The deal includes paywalled content of […]

November 27, 2014

Helen O’Neill joins Board of the Copyright Agency

As the Copyright Agency celebrates its 40th year, it has today appointed journalist and author Helen O’Neill to its Board. Ms O’Neill replaces outgoing Board director and renowned children’s author, Libby Gleeson. Helen O’Neill is an award-winning journalist and author with more than 25 years’ experience on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Vogue […]

September 23, 2014

US court criticises ‘transformative use’ approach to ‘fair use’

A recent decision of the US Court of Appeals has criticised the application of the ‘fair use’ exception in the Cariou case, arguing that the approach leaves no room for licensing ‘derivative works’. More: United States: Seventh Circuit Criticizes Second Circuit’s “Transformative Use” Approach To Fair Use (Proskauer Rose LLP, 23/9/14) Fair Use and Transformativeness […]

The Big Issue

September 2, 2014

Funding Supports Emerging Fiction Writers

Copyright Agency will help launch The Big Issue’s Fiction Edition this week, as the national publication reaches its 10th year of supporting Australian fiction writers. 2014 marks the 5th consecutive year the Copyright Agency has sponsored the Fiction Edition through its Cultural Fund. The sponsorship has enabled The Big Issue to print 16 extra pages […]

Poetry in Action performers

September 2, 2014

Poetry in Action

The Cultural Fund has provided money for theatrical group Poetry in Action to develop a performance based on Australian poetry. The show, The Australians, developed by playwright Caleb Lewis has been performed all over NSW, from Sydney to Coonabrabran, Dubbo, Mudgee, Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Gosford and Blacktown and will also be performed in Western Australia, Queensland, […]

September 2, 2014

Teacher to investigate street art from a female perspective

The head teacher of creative arts at North Sydney Girls High School, Karen Profilio, has been awarded the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship for 2014. Karen will travel to street art “hot spots” Buenos Aires, Berlin, London, New York and New Orleans to investigate the practice of female street artists who are […]

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