Copyright Agency’s Board Expands Reading Australia

Ahead of UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, Copyright Agency’s Board has committed half a million dollars from the agency’s Cultural Fund to develop even more resources for teachers to bring Australian literature into the classroom. Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia website has been live since October 2013 and has already engaged thousands […]

Renting Textbooks in Australia

Does renting printed textbooks breach copyright in Australia? What about eBooks? A recent newspaper article suggested renting printed textbooks breaches copyright in Australia. Renting pirate copies, or books that have been illegally imported, might breach copyright. Renting books that have been legitimately purchased don’t. The position is different for music CDs and computer programs. For […]

Copyright Agency manages Resale Royalty Scheme

Copyright Agency is appointed by the Australian Government to manage the Resale Royalty Scheme for artists, which began in June 2010. Here are the latest statistics about the scheme. Since its start on 9 June 2010 until 9 February 2014, the scheme has generated royalties: Totalling more than $2.28 million From more than 8,000 resales For more […]

Kate Scardifield

Judges Announced for the 2014 John Fries Award

The judging panel for this year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award draws together a respected group of award-winning artists and arts professionals, lending significant gravitas to the $10,000 award for emerging and early-career artists. The award is now open for entries until May 5 and will be announced on August 12 at the […]

NSW Premier Teacher Scholarships

Applications now open until 2 May for the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship 2014. Teachers from NSW government and non-government scools, as well as educators from TAFE NSW Institutes, are invited to apply to one of the 22 scholarships offered across 12 programs. The Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship worth […]

Lachlan Philpott named inaugural Inscription Fulbright playwriting scholarship winner

Lachlan Philpott has been named the winner of the inaugural Fulbright Scholarship for an established Australian playwright to spend three to four months in the US developing a new play. The scholarship (worth $32,000) is sponsored by script-development organisation Inscription, and is supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Australian Council Literature Board and Friends […]

2014 John Fries Award – Call for Entries

This year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award, which is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works from emerging Australian and New Zealand artists, opened for entries on Monday 3 March. The annual non-acquisitive award of $10,000 is open to emerging artists of all ages and disciplines, who are Australian […]

Future Distribution of USQ Licence Fees

1/3/14: From 2015, licence fees from University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will be distributed together with licence fees from other universities. In the past USQ licence fees have been distributed separately because of different data collection arrangements. Licence fees from universities under the agreement with Universities Australia are distributed twice a year, based on surveys […]

Image Credit: 1. Cover design by James Rendall © Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd.

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