Resale Royalty Gains Momentum in US

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 […]

Hong Kong skyline viewed from Victoria Peak

Copyright Amendments in Hong Kong

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 […]

ALCS study finds authors’ incomes have fallen

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 […]

Elton Wirri

Remote Indigenous Artists top Resale Royalty Revenue

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 […]

Anthony Bennett, Study for a portrait for reg © Anthony Bennett / Licensed by Viscopy, 2014

Viscopy negotiates with Fairfax for Online Art Store

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. […]

CAL 40th Anniversary

Standing Up For Creators Since 1974

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 […]

Griffin Award Winner 2014 Brett Boardman

2014 Griffin Award Winner Announced

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 […]

Australia Signs Treaty for Visually Impaired

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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Image Credit: Shireen Taweel, Devices for Listening, 2020. Photo by Document Photography.

Image Credit: Illustration by Dreamtime Creative.

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