February 27, 2013

Jail Time for NZ Copyright Infringement

The sun goes down on New Zealand karaoke business owner Desmond Adams, convicted and jailed for onselling music files that breach New Zealand copyright. As the owner of 1st Choice Karaoke in Rotorua, Mr Adams provided karaoke as well as DJ equipment throughout New Zealand. He also operated two websites with international sales reported to […]

February 27, 2013

ALRC Copyright Inquiry

As part of its inquiry into copyright and the digital economy, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) received 283 submissions in response to the Issues Paper released on 20 August 2012. All of these submissions are published on the ALRC website. The main submissions seeking changes that would adversely affect the interests of Copyright Agency|Viscopy members […]

February 27, 2013

Judges announced for 2013 John Fries Memorial Prize

Emerging visual artists across Australia and New Zealand will have the opportunity for their work to be judged by leading figures in the contemporary art world as part of this year’s John Fries Memorial Prize. Copyright Agency|Viscopy today announced the four judges of the 2013 Prize whose extensive visual arts expertise spans Artbank, the Venice […]

February 13, 2013

Creators in Education Sector Critical

Recognition of the valuable work done by creators in the education sector is critical for the ongoing investment in quality content for Australian students. Several articles have been published recently on issues surrounding education and copyright. In a blog post by Canadian novelist John Degan, he argues against the recent actions by the Ontario Library […]

January 23, 2013

Sebastian Goldspink to head up John Fries Memorial Prize

Sebastian Goldspink will be the guest curator for the 2013 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists, as it enters its fourth year. A well-known professional in the Sydney arts scene, Sebastian will be bringing his diverse experience and passion for innovative ideas to this leading contemporary art prize. Sebastian has worked across some […]

January 10, 2013

Career Fund – It’s About You

Would you like some money? Would you like your career to move to the next level? If you’re like most of us, you probably answered yes to both questions. The Career Fund can help you with both these things. The Fund provides support for people working in all areas of publishing and visual arts industries […]

December 17, 2012

Creative Fund Recipients Announced

A spoken word poet, an installation artist and a photographer are just some of the talent who will be taking their careers to the next level thanks to Copyright Agency’s Career Fund. Eight successful applicants from around Australia will share in $21,050 through the latest round of grants from the Career Fund, which provides support […]

November 29, 2012

Viscopy announces $1.7 Million Royalty Distribution

Viscopy has announced a $1.7 million distribution of royalties to members for the 2011–12 financial year, a 19% increase from the previous year. The announcement was made this week at Viscopy’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney. A focus on large international exhibitions over the last 12 months including the Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee […]

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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Image Credit: Katrina Sedgwick

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