October 31, 2016

Firefly, R.I.C. and Jacaranda scoop EdPub Awards

The Educational Publishing Awards celebrated 23 years of excellence last month in Melbourne. Organised by the Australian Publishers Association, the awards highlight the creativity and innovation of educational authors and publishers. This year, the judges assessed 126 titles in 22 award categories. Copyright Agency is a longstanding sponsor of the Publisher of the Year Awards […]

October 27, 2016

Code Reviewer’s report for 2015–16

The report from the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2015–16 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 […]

October 5, 2016

Co.Lab Writer + Director Program 2016 participants just announced!

Supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Malthouse Theatre (VIC) recently announced the 2016 participants for its seedling initiative, Co.Lab Writer + Director Program. The first program of its kind in Australia, this 3 year intensive residency enables selected playwrights and directors, across all stages of their careers, the time, space and opportunity to come […]

September 30, 2016

Marrakesh provides even greater access for visually impaired

The Copyright Agency welcomes the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works to Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities, which comes into effect today. CEO Adam Suckling says, “This is a really positive step for people with visual impairment and Australia’s early ratification of the Treaty in December 2015, shows this country’s […]

September 28, 2016

The future of copyright: ABC Radio interview with Adam Suckling

The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, appeared on ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts program yesterday (27 September) to speak about the importance of copyright to creators and the ‘cavalier approach’ of the Productivity Commission to the production of Australian content. Listen to the interview with Michael Cathcart here.  

September 23, 2016

US economic research finds copyright should be more robust in the digital age

As the Productivity Commission delivers to Government what’s expected to be a controversial report into Intellectual Property today, research from the US questions the push for relaxing Australia’s copyright rules. The Chief Economist of Washington’s Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies, Dr. George S. Ford, has weighed into Australia’s current copyright […]

September 22, 2016

Rewards of a creative life also include copyright royalties

Award-winning children’s book author, Hazel Edwards, writes in today’s Australian about the height of her literary career – the transition of her book into a musical after 38 years. She writes: I am not an economist but I know that if I were unable to make money from my work as an author that I would […]

September 21, 2016

Global copyright peak calls on Govt to reject proposed copyright changes

The global copyright organisation, IFRRO, passed a resolution at its Asia Pacific Committee meeting recently expressing strong concerns about potential copyright law changes in Australia. The meeting of 21 representatives from 10 countries has written to the Australian Government and parliamentarians, urging them to reject the Productivity Commission’s copyright recommendations should the final report (to be […]

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