18 July 2014: US artists in the US have been successful in getting a Bill introduced into Congress for an artists’ resale royalty scheme. Australia is one of about 50 countries to have an artists’ resale royalty scheme, whereby a small proportion of the sale price is paid to the artist each time an artwork […]
18 July 2014: Amendments to Hong Kong’s copyright legislation were introduced on 18 June 2014. The amendments include: a new exclusive right to communicate their works through any mode of electronic transmission new exceptions for: parody, satire, caricature and pastiche; commenting on current events; quotation; temporary reproduction by Online Service Providers (OSPs); media shifting of […]
A new study released by UK Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) shows that authors’ incomes have fallen since 2005. The study, ‘What Are Words Worth Now?’, was based on a survey of almost 2,500 working writers carried out by Queen Mary College, University of London. The survey found that in 2013, just 11.5% of […]
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have earned 50% of all royalties generated so far. The majority of Aboriginal artists who receive royalties when their works are resold are located in remote and very remote areas in the Northern Territory, followed by Central Australia (SA and WA). Australia’s resale royalty scheme began in 2010 and […]
Viscopy negotiated a licence with Fairfax Media for the sale of limited edition, artist-signed reproduction prints through a new online store. Viscopy worked with the artists, Fairfax Media and their fine art printers to ensure the prints are of the highest quality. Many are hand-signed, limited editions and all are printed on highest quality archival paper. […]
The Australian creative arts industry was blossoming in 1974, yet authors’ and artists’ rights weren’t being protected and their work was being copied frequently without their permission. The Copyright Agency was formed to stand up for creators and ensure respect for their work. It was the year that Graham Bond said Farewell Aunty Jack and Olivia Newton […]
Multi-award winning playwright, Angus Cerini, takes home the $10,000 Griffin Award prize for The Bleeding Tree. On Wednesday, 25 June the Griffin Theatre Company hosted its 17th annual Griffin Award. The award recognises outstanding play or performance text which conveys an “authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice,” with the winner taking home a $10,000 cash […]
On 23 June, Australia signed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaty for the visually impaired. Australia’s signing of the treaty was announced in a joint media release from the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Julie Bishop), Attorney General (George Brandis), Minister for Trade and Investment (Andrew Robb) and Assistant Minister for Social Services (Mitch Fifield). […]
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