July 25, 2013

John Fries Award Finalists Named

Copyright Agency | Viscopy has announced the 22 finalists for this year’s John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging artists, worth $10,000. The works will comprise the John Fries Award Finalists Exhibition to be held at Sydney’s Gaffa Galleries from 24 August to 14 September. A record number of entries were received this year from Australia […]

July 3, 2013

Greens Copyright Bill Referred to Senate Committee

Greens Senator Scott Ludlum introduced a Private Member’s Bill last week that would amend the Copyright Act in three areas: introduction of an exception allowing ‘fair use’, similar to the exception operating in the US extension of the ‘safe harbour’ provisions for internet service providers to other online service providers, including educational institutions provisions that […]

June 27, 2013

Online Copyright Reform Discussion Board: Have your Say

As part of its inquiry into copyright and the digital economy, the Australian Law Reform Commission has launched an online discussion board on when it is ‘fair’ to use someone else’s content without their permission. In its Discussion Paper released on 5 June, the ALRC proposed that Australian copyright legislation be amended to introduce a […]

June 19, 2013

Pinerolo Illustrators in Residence – Successful Candidates Announced

Pinerolo is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Copyright Agency Cultural Fund supported Illustrators in Residence. Now in its second year, Pinerolo offers the unique opportunity for five illustrators to spend one week each in 2013 at Pinerolo, to work on their picture book project and have daily mentoring from Margaret Hamilton, respected […]

June 12, 2013

Honouring Her Ancestors

Her work encloses the secret whereabouts of an ochre mine in Chinkapook country, on the banks of the Murray River near Swan Hill. “It’s in someone’s paddock, so you have to sneak through fences but it’s always been known to my family,” says the artist Glenda Nicholls. Imbued with history, the sacred ochre was carried […]

June 6, 2013

ALRC Discussion Paper Released

On 5 June 2013, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its Discussion Paper on copyright and the digital economy. In the Discussion Paper, the ALRC has proposed some radical changes to Australian copyright law, which would have far-reaching consequences for Australian content creators, and for people using copyright content (including teachers and people with […]

June 4, 2013

What’s wrong with Copywrong

A new website asserts that ‘Australia’s copyright laws are out of touch with the digital world’ and gives a list of ‘examples’. Unfortunately, a number of the ‘examples’ are unsubstantiated, and inconsistent with the facts. ‘example’ facts Australian schools pay up to four times more in copyright fees to deliver education using digital technologies than […]

May 15, 2013

Universities Australia Supplementary Submission to ALRC

Universities Australia (UA) has made a supplementary submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into copyright and the digital economy. The primary purpose of the submission is to ‘elaborate’ UA’s argument that the statutory licence for education should be repealed. It sets out four models which it says are alternatives to the statutory […]

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Image Credit: CREATE judges left to right: Geordie Williamson, Terri Bird and Gail Jones. Photo: Copyright Agency.

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