January 20, 2015

Teachers Invite Famous Aussies Into Classrooms

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Reading Australia , set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, plays and poetry anthologies from top Aussie authors such as Tim Winton, Jackie French, Peter Carey and […]

November 28, 2014

Resale Royalties Generate $2.4 million to Visual Artists

By the end of June 2014, the Resale Royalty Scheme  had generated 2.4 million dollars from more than 8,900 resales, benefiting more than 910 artists. Artists receiving royalties distributed through the scheme grew in 2013-14 by more than 30 per cent when compared with the previous year. The artists receiving resale royalties are diverse and spread across […]

August 28, 2014

Membership of Copyright Agency vital for surveyor payments

The NSW Government will pay $2.25 million to compensate NSW surveyors for the sale of their survey plans prior to 2013. The back payment is the latest good news for surveyors who have battled for more than a decade to have the rights in their plans recognised. The payment will be made to not-for-profit collecting […]

Elton Wirri

July 16, 2014

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 […]

CAL 40th Anniversary

July 11, 2014

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 […]

July 30, 2013

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 […]

April 11, 2013

Statutory Licence a win-win for students and creators

Authors want to make enough of a living to be able to continue to create original Australian works to be enjoyed by students and the community at large, participants at the recent Copyright Agency Seminar Education:Information, heard. Author, teacher and parent, Angelo Loukakis, told the seminar the ideal situation was for children to have access […]

November 7, 2012

Resale Royalty Scheme Reaches $1m for Artists

Over $1 million in royalties has been returned to Australian artists thanks to the Australian Government’s resale royalty scheme, administered by the Copyright Agency. The scheme provides artists with a five per cent royalty payment from eligible resales oftheir artwork and is an important source of additional income for many practising artists. Copyright Agency CEO Jim […]