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primary purpose of the submission is to ‘elaborate’ UA’s argument that the statutory licence for education should be repealed.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 […]

May 15, 2013

NSW Government Submission to ALRC

The NSW Government has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), in connection with its inquiry into copyright and the digital economy. The submission (available here) is primarily about the statutory licence for governments in section 183 of the Copyright Act, but also addresses the library exceptions and other free exceptions. SUMMARY […]

May 8, 2013

WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired

In June 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is convening a Diplomatic Conference to conclude a treaty to facilitate access to content by the visually impaired. Australia has world-leading copyright provisions to assist the visually impaired. Copyright Agency is appointed by the Australian Government to manage the statutory licence that allows the making of […]

May 1, 2013

Schools Supplementary Submission to ALRC

The school sector’s supplementary submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) was published on the ALRC’s website today. Background on ALRC inquiry here. The school sector’s supplementary submission is a largely a response to the supplementary submission from Copyright Agency | Viscopy, and addresses three issues: rationale for the school sector’s call for repeal […]

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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