July 14, 2017

Daughter of Eddie Mabo wins inaugural innovation award at Cairns Indigenous Art fair

On Thursday 13 July 2017 Queensland’s Indigenous artists and organisations were recognised among peers at the opening night of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF). Included in the prizes awarded for excellence and emerging talent was the inaugural Award for Innovation, a $10,000 prize sponsored by Copyright Agency | Viscopy, which this year went to […]

July 11, 2017

Lesson from Canada’s copyright blunder

This Letter to the Editor, appeared in The Australian Financial Review on 11 July 2017 Thank goodness for the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and its logical, progressive view on strong copyright law (“Copyright changes are risky, say English teachers” July 7). In Canada, most educational groups succumbed to the siren call of […]

July 10, 2017

Australian creators to receive $1.3 million from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

Grants for 56 projects have just been announced including funding for the development of more than 15 new Australian plays and the inaugural Australian Reading Hour in September. The Stella Prize, the Melbourne Writers Festival and the National Young Writers Festival are also beneficiaries of grants just announced by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. In […]

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July 10, 2017

John Fries art award announced next month

The 2017 John Fries Award (worth $10,000) will be announced on 11 August at UNSW Galleries in Paddington, Sydney. The annual $10,000 award recognises the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. The 12 finalists will present multiple works in the exhibition, open to the public at Sydney’s UNSW Galleries from […]

July 10, 2017

Sharing your Copyright Agency payments with other rightsholders

Our major distributions for the year have recently been sent out and 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: […]

July 10, 2017

Changes to world-leading copyright system risky, say teachers

The President of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, Wendy Cody, has written in The Australian Financial Review of how important Australia’s copyright licensing system is for their association and for teachers, because “…it’s a fair system and it works because it lets teachers get on with the job of doing what they […]

July 4, 2017

A life-changing Byron writers panel

Authors Tracey Spicer and Barry Jones and former Fairfax book editor, Susan Wyndham, will be interviewed by Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling on the books that changed their lives at the Byron Writers Festival on Saturday 5 August. Visitors to the festival, from 4-6 August, will be able to bring along their life-changing book – […]

July 4, 2017

Create Funding selection is underway

The Career Fund judging panel met at the end of June to review about 60 applications to the May round of the Create Career Fund grants program, which is a stream of the Copyright Agency | Viscopy Cultural Fund. The Create Career Fund supports mid-to-late career artists and authors by providing grants that allow the time to develop […]

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