June 18, 2018

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

The announcement of the shortlist for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018 includes two former winners, Kim Scott and Michelle de Kretser, and four other authors, all of whom have received literary accolades and are strong contenders to receive the $60,000 literary prize in August. On Sunday 17 June trustee of the award, Perpetual, […]

June 15, 2018

UQP celebrates 70th anniversary with anthology and events

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Established in 1948, UQP was originally founded as a traditional university press, but it later branched out into trade publishing. To mark the occasion, the independent publisher will release an anthology featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry from 25 past and present UQP […]

June 15, 2018

Pilot will test digital codes to stop inauthentic Indigenous art

After a concerted campaign by the Indigenous Art Code, Arts Law Australia and the Copyright Agency to stop the sale of inauthentic Indigenous art and craft products, the Federal Government announced last week it would set up a $150,000 pilot to test digital codes as a way to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products. […]

June 12, 2018

Workshops seek member input for improved processes

The Copyright Agency is embarking on a substantial business transformation project to improve the way we interact with our members and customers. This includes a major revamp of the systems we use to make close to $120 million in copyright royalty payments to members each year. We need to upgrade these systems so that we can […]

June 7, 2018

Be prepared for payments

This month, we will distribute approximately $52m to members in the annual Schools distribution and an additional $13m in the Universities distribution. These payments are our largest of the year, as we issue royalties for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education sector. Are your details up to date? If you are expecting […]

June 6, 2018

After the Apology a landmark film from member Larissa Behrendt

Author, lawyer and Copyright Agency member Larissa Behrendt has directed a new feature length documentary After the Apology, in which she explores the alarming fact that since Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology, the number of Aboriginal children being removed from their families is much higher than during the time of the Stolen Generations. Through the experiences […]

June 6, 2018

How authors add value

Hazel Edwards explores how authors need to multi-task to create value for themselves and their readers. Why are you writing? To live more intensively? To earn a living? To keep learning? To avoid boredom? To share little known worlds? As an excuse for travelling?  Justifying the way a life has been lived? Fame, and especially […]

Pop to popism Banners hang from the Art Gallery of New South Wales featuring artworks licensed by Viscopy. © AGNSW

June 5, 2018

Three of Australia’s major art prizes won by Copyright Agency members

Copyright Agency member Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her painting Self-portrait, after George Lambert (pictured below). This is the fifth painting Ms Coppersmith has exhibited in the Archibald and was selected from almost 800 entries for the $100,000 award. Of the 57 finalists in this year’s prize, 15 are Copyright Agency members (see […]

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Image Credit: Hugo Michell Gallery Booth, Sydney Contemporary 2017. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: NGV design store merchandise featuring works by Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Nita Williamson, Wawiriya Burton with Angela (daughter) and Kathy (grand-daughter). © The Artists/Copyright Agency, 2018 Image: NGV design store Styling: Natalie Turnbull Photo: Daniel Herrmann-Zoll

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