Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Australia is participating in negotiations for a Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) with 11 other countries: Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand Singapore, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the USA and Vietnam. As is now common in trade agreements, the TPP is expected to include a chapter on intellectual property (IP). The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade […]

Attorney General Answers Questions on ALRC Report

On 2 December 2013, the Attorney General received the final report from the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) on its inquiry into copyright and the digital economy. On 5 December, the Attorney General answered some questions without notice in Parliament. The Attorney General said that the Government would be responding to the report in the new year. […]

Visual Artists all over the world need your support

An international group of organisations representing creators is calling on the global community to make the right for artists to earn income from resales of their work mandatory in all countries. Australia’s Resale Royalty Scheme provides artists with a five per cent payment from eligible resales of their work. “The protection of artists should be […]

National Writers’ Congress: Authorship 20/20

The Australian Society of Authors National Writers’ Congress: Authorship 20/20, supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, hosted 200 authors and illustrators at a range of venues around the Sydney CBD last weekend. Over three days 17-19 October, the National Writers’ Congress examined current and anticipated issues facing professional authors, including copyright, fair pay, the market […]

Attorney General on Protection of Copyright

In a recent speech, the Attorney General outlined some of his views on protection for copyright and other intellectual property. In his speech to the Australian International Movie Convention on 14 October 2013, the Attorney General made the following comments about intellectual property: As a lawyer and as a policy-maker, it is my strong belief […]

Career Boost for Australian Creators

Australian writers, artists and publishers will be taking the next step in their careers thanks to professional development funding through the Copyright Agency Career Fund. Fourteen recipients will share in over $38,000 to build their skills through opportunities ranging from mentorships to experience at leading institutions such as MOMA. The successful recipients include five emerging […]

New Publishers Welcomed to Digital Platform

Three new publishers have signed on to provide educational material to Copyright Agency’s new digital platform for high schools, LearningField. Cengage Learning, Helleman Books and PCS Publications have joined with the four founding publishers Cambridge University Press, Jacaranda (Wiley), Oxford University Press and Pearson, to provide aggregated digital content on an easy-to-use platform, along with […]

Sandy Grant’s Address to NZ Publishers

The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Copyright Agency Chair, Sandy Grant at the NZ Publishers AGM on 18 July 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. “I am going to talk today wearing two hats – I am speaking as the Chair of Australia’s collective licensing agency, the Copyright Agency, and as the […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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