Copyright Agency appoints Dr Kate Harrison to the Board

The Copyright Agency has appointed highly respected commercial and intellectual property lawyer Dr Kate Harrison to its Board as an independent director, filling an existing vacancy. Kate is a Partner of Gilbert + Tobin and has been the Head of its Litigation practice. Kate’s experience encompasses corporate and commercial litigation, intellectual property advice, commercial licensing […]

Former director Jeremy Fisher one of the 78ers depicted in ‘Riot’

On the 40th anniversary of the recently held Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC TV screened Riot, a landmark film which documents the very first such parade – held on Saturday 24th June 1978 at 10pm. This parade, in which participants were brutally beaten by the police, was a catalyst for the eventual decriminalisation […]

Sharing your Copyright Agency payment with other rightsholders

Ahead of our major payments in a few months, we would like to ensure our members are aware that you might need to share the payment with your co-authors or publisher if you are not the sole rightsholder. To check, please see the Notes section of your payment summary. If the terms: Default Default pre-claimed, or Nominated recipient […]

A fairer approach to paying for copied images

We are improving our processes for paying rightsholders for pages containing text and images copied in schools and universities. The new process is fairer for rightsholders and removes duplicated effort on our part. Images and text together on a page Previously, the Copyright Act required payments for a page containing text and images to be […]

Celebrating authors, books and reading in Perth and Adelaide

From Helen Garner to Machiavelli, from Drusilla Modjeska to Leo Tolstoy, audiences at the recent Perth and Adelaide Writers’ Weeks were thrilled to discover the books that changed the lives of some of our leading authors – including Miles Franklin winners Josephine Wilson and Sofie Laguna, Stella Prize winner Heather Rose and former Foreign Minister […]

Parliamentary launch for Library Lovers Day

On Tuesday 13 February, the second Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers gathering was held at Parliament House, Canberra for the the launch of Library Lover’s Day. Graham Perrett MP and Senator Linda Reynolds were on hand to hear authors, Alison Lester and Aunty Joy Murphy, illustrator Lisa Kennedy and education expert Laureate Professor John Hattie, highlight […]

Miles Franklin’s last diary found in an old suitcase

“This diary shows [her] urge to write sustained Miles not only through her brilliant career but through her entire life.” – Margaret Francis, relative to Stella Maria Miles Franklin. You can read the fascinating story of how this diary has resurfaced after more than 30 years as it appeared in The Age newspaper on 7 March, 2018 here.

Julie Watts wins Dorothy Hewett Award for ‘Legacy’

At Perth Writers’ Week, Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling presented Western Australian poet Julie Watts with the 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award for her manuscript, Legacy. It is the first poetry manuscript to win the $10,000 cash prize, provided by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and a publishing contract with UWA Publishing. Julie won The Blake Poetry Prize […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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