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December 14, 2023

Annual Code Reviewer’s report for 2022-23

The report by the Annual Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2022-23 is now available here. The objectives of the Code are to facilitate efficient and fair outcomes for members and licensees by: promoting awareness of and access to information about copyright or the resale royalty right or both […]

May 24, 2023

Code of Conduct annual compliance review 2023

Members, licensees and other stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the Code Reviewer about Copyright Agency’s compliance with the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in 2022-23. Copyright Agency is a signatory to the Code. Our compliance with the Code is reviewed annually by the Code Reviewer. The current Code Reviewer is the Dr Kevin […]

March 31, 2022

Triennial review of the code of conduct

As we reported in last November’s Creative Licence (here), a Triennial Review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies is currently in train (see here). The public meeting on 7 February 2022 was attended by representatives of each of the copyright collecting societies (including Copyright Agency), Copyright Advisory Group to the Australian Education Senior Officials Committee (CAG), and Universities Australia (UA).

December 15, 2021

Annual Code Reviewer’s report for 2020–21

The report by the Annual Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2020–21 is now available here.

November 29, 2021

2022 Triennial Code of Conduct Review

In 2022, a triennial review of the Collecting Societies Code of Conduct will be conducted by the Code Reviewer.

April 22, 2020

ACCC to develop mandatory code aimed at compelling big tech to pay for valuable content

Copyright Agency welcomes the joint announcement by the ACCC and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address commercial arrangements between digital platforms and news media businesses. While the announcement represents a step forward, the effectiveness of the code is one hundred percent dependent on […]

July 2, 2019

New Code of Conduct website launched

The Copyright Agency and all other Australian collecting societies, APRA AMCOS, ASDACS, AWGACS, PPCA and Screenrights, have launched a new standalone website for the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies. The collecting societies are signatories to the Code of Conduct, reporting each year on compliance with the obligations in the Code. The current Code […]

April 4, 2019

Review of Code of Conduct finalised

The Australian Government’s Bureau of Communications and Arts Research released the final report of the review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies on 1 April 2019. The recommendations outlined in the report seek to: increase clarity around the role of the Code improve transparency around collecting societies’ operations strengthen governance arrangements for […]