May 2, 2017

Tech development and content creation are not opposed to each other – they must go hand in hand

Steve Jobs said: “From the earliest days at Apple, I realised that we thrived when we created intellectual property. If protection of intellectual property begins to disappear, creative companies will disappear or never get started.”  Bravo Steve, I say! Read Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams’ Opinion piece published in the Fairfax media today: Copyright changes are […]

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March 23, 2017

Simplification of Copyright Act a Win for Local Creators and Users of Australian Content

Copyright Agency welcomes the Government’s amendments to the Copyright Act which will make it even simpler for students to access a huge range of content, allow libraries to exhibit more material to the Australian public and enable people with disabilities to access copyright material more easily. “These changes remove unnecessary red-tape and are a sensible […]

February 9, 2017

Unfair disadvantages could flow from ‘Fair Use’ proposal: US Chamber

  The Executive Director, International IP, at the Global Intellectual Property Center of the US Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Kilbride, writes in The Australian newspaper today: …”Historically, Australia has been a world leader when it comes to IP legislation and is one of a small group of nations that has effective incentives to create in place, providing legal […]

December 23, 2015

Statement in response to the release of draft amendments to the Copyright Act

The Copyright Agency welcomes the opportunity to review proposed changes to the Copyright Act. We particularly welcome the amendments to simplify the statutory licences for education, which have resulted from a joint proposal from schools, universities, Screenrights and the Copyright Agency. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “We support simplifying the education statutory licences, which […]

December 23, 2015

Changes to Copyright Act proposed

The Federal Government has released an ‘exposure draft’ of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016 for public comment. The Bill seeks to: streamline the educational statutory licence provisions to make it easier for educational institutions and copyright collecting societies to agree on licensing arrangements for copyright material provide simple, clear rules […]

December 10, 2014

Copyright Agency welcomes moves to reduce online infringement

The Copyright Agency supports moves announced today by the Commonwealth Government to reduce online infringement of copyright. This includes amending the Copyright Act to give creators the statutory power to seek a court order requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to block pirating sites. The Copyright Agency welcomes the goodwill all parties are bringing to the […]

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