Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

Copyright Agency payments to Journalists

The Copyright Agency has just made payments to more than 4,000 print journalists who shared licensing fees collected from educational institutions, governments (excluding NSW), corporations and associations. The agency, in conjunction with the MEAA, has previously asked print journalists for information about where their articles have appeared and will do so again later this year […]

Anita Heiss and Kate Vasili feature at librarian conference

The Copyright Agency, the Australian Publishers Association and the Australian Society of Authors are sponsoring the Gala Dinner at the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference from 30 July to 2 August 2018 on the Gold Coast. A pre-dinner cocktail event will feature the author and academic Dr Anita Heiss and the Copyright Officer from London’s […]

Academics in the news

The 2017 Miles Franklin winner, Josephine Wilson, a sessional academic working at University of Western Australia, Murdoch and Curtin Universities, received Copyright Agency Cultural Fund support firstly when her manuscript for Extinctions won the inaugural $10,000 Dorothy Hewett Award in 2016. As a Miles Franklin shortlister, she (and the other shortlisted authors) each received $5,000 from […]

Cultural Fund grants for Unis and academics

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has granted tens of millions of dollars to the academic community since inception. In the last decade, we’ve provided millions to universities through programs such as: Deakin University’s research into adolescent reading habits UNSW Press’s Bragg Prize for best Australian science writing Griffith University’s Griffith Review UTS and Uni of […]

Introducing Flex

The Copyright Agency has worked with British company Kortext to develop a new online product called Flex, which makes the task of preparing reading material simpler and faster for librarians and lecturers. Flex would work seamlessly with our existing licence agreement with UA, which provides use of enormous amounts of copyright material from anywhere in […]

A new way forward with universities

Copyright Agency and Universities Australia, representing 39 universities, have started negotiations on a new licensing agreement. For us and our members this is our second largest licence agreement, valued at over $30m per annum, and we are keen to work with UA to ensure its continued success. This blanket copyright licence allows university teachers and […]

Q&A with Trinity Grammar School’s Librarian

Leanne Heanly is the Teaching and Learning Librarian at Trinity Grammar School. In early 2018 she organised a school-based campaign inspired by the Copyright Agency’s This Book Changed My Life campaign. 1. Why did you want to get your students involved in the This Book Changed My Life campaign? We wanted to start the conversation […]

NSW Government non-payment: an update from our CEO

Dear members, I wanted to update you on our copyright dispute with the NSW Government over non-payment of licence fees for over five years. We participated in mediation on Wednesday (20 June) but were regrettably unable to reach agreement. This means that the dispute will now be heard by the Copyright Tribunal. As I have said […]

Image Credit: Anna Krien, 2021 Fellow for Non-Fiction Writing. Photo courtesy EMG. Robert Drewe 2021 Author Fellow, photo by Tracy Drewe.

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