September 20, 2013

New Publishers Welcomed to Digital Platform

Three new publishers have signed on to provide educational material to Copyright Agency’s new digital platform for high schools, LearningField. Cengage Learning, Helleman Books and PCS Publications have joined with the four founding publishers Cambridge University Press, Jacaranda (Wiley), Oxford University Press and Pearson, to provide aggregated digital content on an easy-to-use platform, along with […]

September 2, 2013

Sandy Grant’s Address to NZ Publishers

The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Copyright Agency Chair, Sandy Grant at the NZ Publishers AGM on 18 July 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. “I am going to talk today wearing two hats – I am speaking as the Chair of Australia’s collective licensing agency, the Copyright Agency, and as the […]

August 20, 2013

Board Members Wins PM’s Literary Award

Hearty congratulations to Copyright Agency Board Member and much-loved author, Libby Gleeson on her 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for children’s fiction. Australian children’s book stalwart Libby Gleeson won the children’s fiction award for Red, a story of a young amnesiac who attempts to piece her life back together after a cyclone hits the eastern […]

August 13, 2013

Publishers Combine for World-First Education Platform

Copyright Agency has today introduced LearningField, a world-first subscription based digital education resource for Australian high school teachers and students. LearningField provides an unparalleled model of choice for teachers to tailor resources to meet specific student needs. Initially in conjunction with four leading publishers Cambridge University Press, Jacaranda (Wiley), Oxford University Press and Pearson, LearningField […]

July 30, 2013

Surveyors Get Fair Share from Government Sale of Survey Plans

Australian surveyors have welcomed the Copyright Tribunal of Australia’s determination, awarding them a fair share of the proceeds to the NSW Government from sale of survey plans. For more than a decade, surveyors have been seeking recognition for the value of their work, and a royalty from the NSW government’s sale of their plans. The […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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