Copyright Agency response to ‘Copyright row must end’

Australians artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers have a right to receive fair payment for their work. The sweeping changes to Australian copyright laws being cheered on by Fairfax journalist Peter Martin, the Productivity Commission as well as American big tech companies will see these protections taken away. In his opinion piece in today’s SMH and Age, […]

Derivatives and the name “Andy Warhol” used with permission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Viscopy.

Warhol Licensed for Lexus Campaign

Copyright Agency | Viscopy successfully negotiated a licensing solution between Lexus and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the auto maker’s Warhol-inspired campaign, L’exhibition. Lexus & M&C Saatchi Sydney drew direct inspiration from Warhol’s unique and timeless art to help position the car company as a luxury retailer with ‘incredible artistry’. The […]

We brought the bush to the bus

Viscopy coordinated the permissions and licence agreement with Tjala Arts for the adaption of an original painting onto a double-decker bus for the South Australian Government in celebration of NAIDOC Week. The painting, Seven Sisters, is a creation story (Tjukurpa) that explains the star constellations of Pleiades and Orion for the Anangu people. The artwork was a collaborative painting by […]

The celebrated Georgia Blain and Anne Deveson have passed away

Georgia Blain, author of Births Deaths Marriages, and her mother Anne Deveson, who penned Tell Me I’m Here, have sadly passed away within days of each other. Georgia was diagnosed with brain cancer at the end of last year and had been recording her life with illness in a column in the Saturday Paper called […]

Consuelo Cavaniglia named Curator for John Fries Award 2017

Interdisciplinary artist Consuelo Cavaniglia has been announced as the Guest Curator of the John Fries Award 2017. With a varied background, over the past 12 years Consuelo has worked in a range of contemporary art spaces, universities, regional art centres and artist-led initiatives. Originally from Perth, she has been Coordinator of significant national art prizes, […]

Labor’s support for book industry welcomed

“Copyright Agency | Viscopy welcomes the Federal Opposition’s support for Australian publishers, writers and booksellers and their ability to invest in Australian writers by keeping in place territorial copyright which the Productivity Commission wants to abolish,” said Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling. “However we remain gravely concerned about many other proposals in the Productivity Commission […]

Thirteen writers and illustrators receive ASA mentorship awards

Thirteen talented writers have been selected as mentorship recipients under the ASA’s Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program. Twelve of these mentorships are supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, while the thirteenth is funded by the income from the collected works of acclaimed children’s author, Edel Wignell. Each recipient receives a 25-hour free mentorship to develop […]

This Book Changed my Life

Australians share life-changing stories to protect creative rights

Australians are about to get a glimpse into the creative worlds of well-known celebrities as part of a new social media campaign aimed at encouraging Australian audiences to support and respect creative rights of writers, musicians and artists. Mental As Anything musician and Mambo artist Reg Mombassa, international crime author Tara Moss and The Project […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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