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 […]

Board Members Wins PM’s Literary Award

Hearty congratulations to Copyright Agency Board Member and much-loved author, Libby Gleeson on her 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for children’s fiction. Australian children’s book stalwart Libby Gleeson won the children’s fiction award for Red, a story of a young amnesiac who attempts to piece her life back together after a cyclone hits the eastern […]

Publishers Combine for World-First Education Platform

Copyright Agency has today introduced LearningField, a world-first subscription based digital education resource for Australian high school teachers and students. LearningField provides an unparalleled model of choice for teachers to tailor resources to meet specific student needs. Initially in conjunction with four leading publishers Cambridge University Press, Jacaranda (Wiley), Oxford University Press and Pearson, LearningField […]

Surveyors Get Fair Share from Government Sale of Survey Plans

Australian surveyors have welcomed the Copyright Tribunal of Australia’s determination, awarding them a fair share of the proceeds to the NSW Government from sale of survey plans. For more than a decade, surveyors have been seeking recognition for the value of their work, and a royalty from the NSW government’s sale of their plans. The […]

John Fries Award Finalists Named

Copyright Agency | Viscopy has announced the 22 finalists for this year’s John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging artists, worth $10,000. The works will comprise the John Fries Award Finalists Exhibition to be held at Sydney’s Gaffa Galleries from 24 August to 14 September. A record number of entries were received this year from Australia […]

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

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