June 20, 2019

2019 Brian Johns Lecture

The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund hosted the 2019 Brian Johns Lecture on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at the State Library of New South Wales. Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, delivered this year’s lecture. A video of the […]

June 3, 2019

Miles Franklin longlist announced

The trustee of Australia’s most prestigious literary awards, Perpetual, has announced 10 talented authors who have been included in the 2019 longlist for the Miles Franklin Award. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established by prolific author and feminist Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, now best known for her first novel My Brilliant Career. First […]

June 3, 2019

Prepare for payments

The middle of the year is Copyright Agency’s busiest time for making payments. We make payments to a whole range of member types – so authors (such as journalists and education resource writers), visual artists (including illustrators, cartoonists and photographers), publishers and surveyors. The copyright fees come from a variety of sources including schools, universities, […]

June 3, 2019

Copyright Agency awards $46k to authors, artists

Eight authors and three artists have received a total of $46,440 from the Cultural Fund’s IGNITE grants program. The grants, ranging from $1900 to $5000, support the individuals through structured mentorships, residencies and study, some of which involves international travel. The authors are:  NSW: Winnie Dunn, Adele Dumont, Ellen O’Brien and Michele Freeman. VIC: Janine […]

May 31, 2019

Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2019

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 2018–19. 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 […]

May 29, 2019

Nominations open for Educational Publisher of the Year Awards

Teachers, librarians and booksellers! It’s time to make your voice heard by nominating your favourite primary or secondary educational publisher. If you buy, sell or use textbooks or other educational resources, we want you to help decide this year’s Australian Publishers’ Association ​Primary​ and ​Secondary Publisher of the Year​ – sponsored by the Copyright Agency. […]

May 24, 2019

Copyright Agency awards inaugural Reading Australia Teacher Fellowship

Alex Wharton from Carinya Christian School in Gunnedah, NSW, is the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund’s first Reading Australia Fellow for a Teacher of English and Literacy. Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling says, ‘The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and literacy teacher to develop a career-enhancing research project which can be shared with […]

May 20, 2019

Interim rate set in case against universities

A MESSAGE FROM CEO ADAM SUCKLING Dear members, As promised previously, I am writing to update you on progress in the Copyright Tribunal in the actions against Universities Australia (UA) and the Media Monitoring Organisations (MMOs). Recently, the Copyright Tribunal determined an interim rate that Universities Australia is required to pay in copyright licence fees […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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