April 9, 2018

Win tickets to the Australian Book Industry Awards

Every year, the Australian Book Industry awards one exceptional book the title of Book of the Year. To celebrate this award, Better Reading wants to find out which of the past winners is Australia’s favourite. Pick a Book of the Year, explain why it’s your favourite and you could win the ABIA 2018 prize pack. The winner will […]

April 9, 2018

The latest copyright news

Copyright modernisation consultation The Department of Communications and the Arts has opened a new consultation process on reform options for copyright. It has released a ‘Copyright modernisation consultation paper’ and is asking for views on three areas of the Copyright Act that is says “may benefit from modernisation”. Flexible exceptions: “which need to adapt over […]

April 9, 2018

Update your details for our Schools and Universities distributions

From 22 June, we will distribute approximately $52m to members in the annual Schools distribution and an additional $13m in the Universities distribution. These payments are our largest of the year, as we issue royalties for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education sector. Are your details up to date? If you are […]

April 5, 2018

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships open for application

Applications are currently open for the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship. The $15,000 grant is available for a teacher in preschools, primary and secondary schools or TAFE NSW institutes, to research teaching methods which promote Creativity and Innovation. Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the Premier’s Creativity and Innovation Scholarship for the […]

April 5, 2018

2018 Brian Johns Lecture with Morry Schwartz

Esteemed book and journal publisher Morry Schwartz AM (pictured) will deliver the 2018 Brian Johns Lecture at the State Library of NSW on 7 May. Morry’s company, Schwartz Publishing, operates Black Inc. books and La Trobe University Press. It also publishes the journals Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs. Its sister company, Schwartz Media, publishes […]

April 4, 2018

Visual artists to claim royalties

The Copyright Agency is mounting a campaign this month to collect fresh data from Australian artists and their heirs about where their works have been published or used on TV. The campaign aims to build a more comprehensive picture about how copyrighted artwork is being used in Australia and provide payments to artists. More than […]

March 28, 2018

Meet our inaugural Artist Director, Dr Oliver Watts

Recently the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA) General Manager, Penelope Benton, sat down with Dr Oliver Watts, the inaugural artist director on the Copyright Agency board. They discussed the benefits and implications of copyright, as well as new and existing initiatives for visual artists. Why is copyright important? Copyright is a wonderful invention, it takes […]

March 27, 2018

Social media rights now bundled with your annual licence

Your Copyright Agency annual licence now includes rights to share articles from major Australian newspapers and magazine publishers on your corporate social media channels. This will greatly enhance your ability to legally share knowledge through your networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and is in addition to the rights already available to you […]