Teachers Urged to Back Aussie Authors

As the country’s teachers dive into Term 3, the not-for-profit Copyright Agency is calling on 60,000-plus teachers of English and Media to back Australian stories and authors in the classroom. “Term 3 is traditionally the time for teachers to choose the novels and other texts their students will explore in 2015,” says Copyright Agency’s Zoë […]

Copyright Agency Offers $40K to mid-to-late Career Author

The Copyright Agency has announced it will award a $40,000 Fellowship to a mid-to-late career author for the development and creation of a new work. Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Murray St Leger, says, “The Copyright Agency Fellowships, announced in our 40th year, were established to honour the significant contribution authors, publishers and copyright experts […]

Helen O’Neill joins Board of the Copyright Agency

As the Copyright Agency celebrates its 40th year, it has today appointed journalist and author Helen O’Neill to its Board. Ms O’Neill replaces outgoing Board director and renowned children’s author, Libby Gleeson. Helen O’Neill is an award-winning journalist and author with more than 25 years’ experience on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and Vogue […]

Copyright Agency Releases Results from Digital Publishing Trends Survey

After almost two decades of hype and speculation predicting a digital book revolution, the past 12-18 months have seen some major developments that could herald a turning point in the broad adoption of digital publishing in Australia. Few could have missed the high profile launches of products such as the Apple iPad or Google eBooks; […]

Increase Funding Proposed for Cultural Programs

The Board of the Copyright Agency will recommend an increase in the amount which may be allocated to the Cultural Fund at its AGM in Sydney on 25 November. The increase will take the Cultural Fund allocation from 1% to 1.5% of the company’s income receipts from licensing fees and interest.  Based on 2009-10’s income […]

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