November 7, 2012

Resale Royalty Scheme Reaches $1m for Artists

Over $1 million in royalties has been returned to Australian artists thanks to the Australian Government’s resale royalty scheme, administered by the Copyright Agency. The scheme provides artists with a five per cent royalty payment from eligible resales oftheir artwork and is an important source of additional income for many practising artists. Copyright Agency CEO Jim […]

October 15, 2012

Resale Royalty Messages Hit the Airwaves

The Copyright Agency, in partnership with IAG Productions, has developed a series of easy-to-understand audio messages about the resale royalty scheme in 11 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages for remote Indigenous artists. The short message has been produced for community radio and explains what the resale royalty scheme is and how artists can register […]

August 15, 2012

Jacob Leary Wins the John Fries Award 2012

Copyright Agency | Viscopy is pleased to announce Tasmanian artist Jacob Leary has won the John Fries Award 2012 for emerging visual artists. Jacob Leary received the $10,000 prize at the opening of the exhibition of the twenty finalists last night at Gaffa Galleries in Sydney. The prize was awarded by benefactor Vivienne Fries. The judges also […]

July 13, 2012

Copyright Agency and Viscopy: Combined Service Agreement

Copyright Agency and Viscopy have received approval for an agreement whereby Copyright Agency will manage services to Viscopy members and licensees. Copyright Agency and Viscopy have received approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a combined services agreement through which Copyright Agency will manage services to Viscopy members and licensees. Approval was […]

May 14, 2012

Undisclosed Indigenous Art Triennial

unDisclosed, the second national Indigenous art triennial is on display at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra until 22 July 2012 and showcases contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. The works of 20 artists were selected for the exhibition, in recognition of their commitment to excellence and their pursuit of new fields of […]

May 14, 2012

Copyright Agency Congratulates Aurealis Award Winners

The Copyright Agency congratulates the winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards, announced at an event in Sydney on Saturday 12 May. The Awards recognise the best of Australian speculative fiction writing and this year over 20 authors and illustrators received prizes in the categories of science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult and children’s fiction. The […]

November 24, 2011

Viscopy and Copyright Agency announce Services Agreement

Proposed agreement means better rights management and increased payments for artists. A planned services agreement between two of Australia’s prominent rights management agencies, Copyright Agency and Viscopy, will see artists receive additional income, cut red tape and administrative fees and make it easier for organisations and businesses to license copyright material. The proposed services agreement, […]

Australian Author Anita Heiss

September 28, 2011

Anita Heiss Wins Deadly Award

The Copyright Agency congratulates author and member Anita Heiss who won the 2011 Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature for her work, Paris Dreaming.  The Awards were announced at an event held at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 27 September. The Deadly Awards recognise the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make to […]

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Image Credit:

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Blak Douglas. Photo: Bryan Sun

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