Copyright licences support premium business governance

Co-Founder and CEO of Volt Bank, Steve Weston, discusses governance in what is, arguably, a new era in financial services. In January this year, Volt Bank was granted a full banking licence – the first digital ‘challenger’ bank to do so. This is one of a number of governance measures (such as securing a copyright […]

AGM to be held 20 November 2019

Copyright Agency’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held at 4.00pm on Wednesday 20 November 2019 in the Corinthian Room, Ground Floor, SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales. The full notice of the AGM and important forms are hyperlinked below: 1. Notice of annual general meeting 2. Proxy form If […]

Derek Productions remedies use of Aboriginal art in Netflix series After Life

The British company, Derek Productions, will pay compensation for using an unauthorised copy of a painting by the Aboriginal artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri in the first series of After Life, starring Ricky Gervais, on Netflix earlier this year. The company has also agreed to pay a fee for the use of the Papunya Tula artist’s copyright-protected work […]

Research reveals what the publishing industry can learn from Netflix

Justin Ractliffe, formerly Managing Director of Hachette Australia and now Publishing Director at  Penguin Random House Australia, will share the findings from his Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowship report, Instinct, Input and Insight: Reader-centricity in Publishing, at a publishing industry event on 4 December. Ractliffe received the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund 2019 Publisher Fellowship to travel […]

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund announces Create grant recipients for 2019

Four authors and two visual artists have been awarded a total of $80,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund through its Create grants program. The grants provide vital support to mid-career writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Create grants help to keep Australia’s creative industry […]

Wrapped NBN nodes showcase Indigenous artists

As the NBN continues to be rolled out around Australia, it has provided an opportunity for Indigenous artworks to be displayed in the community. NBN Co’s delivery partner Downer has collaborated with the Copyright Agency to source and license artworks by key Indigenous artists to wrap around the NBN network nodes in Sydney’s Inner West. The aim is […]

Macquarie researchers seek insights on sales and exports of Aussie books

Earlier this year, Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund partnered with the Australia Council for the Arts to announce a new Macquarie University research project examining the international rights sales and export of Australian books over the last decade. Professor David Throsby, Dr Paul Crosby and Dr Jan Zwar are conducting the research in collaboration with book industry […]

Not business as usual

On Friday 20 September, three days before the UN Climate Action summit, a Global Climate Strike will take place. Millions of children around the world will take to the streets to send the message that governments need to take their future seriously. In Australia, where we are on the frontline of climate change, students have […]

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Image Credit: Header created using images by Shutterstock; Sonali Marathe, courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Image Credit: Header created using stock images by Shutterstock and Unsplash; Karen Wyld, winner of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript (left) pictured with Terri-ann White, Director of UWA Publishing (right). Photography by Eleanor Hurt (Publishing Officer, UWAP).

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