Copyright industries a ‘significant contributor’ to Australian economy

The Australian Copyright Council has released a PwC report measuring the value of Australia’s copyright industries between 2006 and 2018. The three key findings were that the copyright industries: Contributed $124.1 billion to the economy, which amounted to 6.8% of Australia’s GDP Employed more than 1 million people, or 8.3% of the total workforce Generated […]

Support for Australian creators with the early release of grants to organisations

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced the recipients of its final round of funding in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Supporting teachers and students during COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Copyright Agency has worked with the education sector to minimise disruptions and alleviate some of the pressure resulting from a radical transformation of teaching practices. The statutory education licence has been instrumental in the shift to online learning. Its broad and flexible coverage enabled educators to focus on the important […]

Close to $114m paid to members in FY 2019/20

The 2019/20 Financial Year drew to a close with almost $114 million distributed to publishers, writers, visual artists and surveyor members. “Our licences cover the use of a vast amount of copyright material by Australian school and university students, governments and businesses,” says Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling. “Our payment to members is for use […]

Join us for the 2020 Miles Franklin winner announcement!

It’s almost time to find out the winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award! Perpetual, the trustee of the Award, will make the announcement live on YouTube at 4pm (AEST) on Thursday 16 July. We are thrilled to welcome back Cassie McCullagh, presenter of Focus (ABC Radio Sydney) and The Bookshelf (ABC Radio National), […]

Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2020

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 2019–20. Copyright Agency is a signatory to the Code. Our compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is the Dr Kevin Lindgren AM […]

Australian creators to receive more than $350k from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced $352,773 in support of 25 new projects in the first of two rounds of funding for 2020 and 2021. The funding will support a diverse range of new and existing projects to benefit writers, visual artists, and publishers. Among the projects supported, the University of Tasmania will receive […]

2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveils a powerhouse of Australian literary talent

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, has announced the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the shortlist announcement was made via a live YouTube presentation. The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist is: The White Girl by Tony Birch (University of Queensland Press): This novel describes the […]

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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