Anne Zahalka [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

June 22, 2016

Anne Zahalka

I value having an organisation that protects and manages my intellectual property. Creating artworks and knowing there are guidelines and laws ensuring the integrity of the work is upheld is very important, particularly with all the infringements that can occur.

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Merilyn Fairskye [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

June 22, 2016

Merilyn Fairskye

In the rapidly evolving environment around image reproduction and distribution, it’s important that Viscopy continues to defend artists’ right to have their intentions respected and to be acknowledged and paid for the use of their work.

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Linton Besser [Photo © Olivia Tran]

June 7, 2016

Linton Besser

In an era where words and pictures are as plentiful as Wi-Fi, it’s important that people who do the hard yakka to write and produce credible and reliable information feel a sense of acknowledgement and recognition of that work. It’s always been the case, but in today’s hyper-connected world, copyright has never been more important.

Photo by Olivia Tran

Lindy Lee [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

May 27, 2016

Lindy Lee

What artists do is make the invisible undercurrents of human interaction visible and that’s an extremely important job. Copyright gives respect and recognition to the artist’s contribution to society and community.

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Blak Douglas [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

May 27, 2016

Blak Douglas

Copyright is extremely important to me as an artist. Artists are highly likely to be exploited at some point throughout their career. We need to acknowledge that free reign is not acceptable.

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Reg Mombassa [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

April 1, 2016

Reg Mombassa

Copyright is important to me. While I don’t mind people being influenced by my work or appropriating it with permission, blatant unauthorised commercial rip-offs can be irritating and insulting.

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Deborah Kelly [Photo © Nick Cubbin]

April 1, 2016

Deborah Kelly

I appreciate the agency for its work defending the right of artists to be acknowledged and paid. And for sending money, of course. Thank you!

Photo by Nick Cubbin

Alice Pung [Photo © Olivia Tran]

March 29, 2016

Alice Pung

Artists spend so long creating their work and attempting originality, to have this taken away easily is an insult to their craft.

Photo by Olivia Tran

Image Credit:

Image Credit: Left to right: Poetry in Action cast members Eleni Cassimatis, Brenton Bell and Hannah Wood. Photo: Stephanie Young.

Image Credit: Shutterstock

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