August 30, 2019

Estate planning for copyright owners

This story, first published last year, is reproduced by popular demand. Could it be possible that the Will had set things right at last, and that Richard and Ada were going to be rich? It seemed too good to be true. Alas, it was! “Mr Kenge,” said Allan, appearing enlightened all in a moment. “…Do […]

May 20, 2019

Canadian report recommends copyright changes to support local authors

The Copyright Agency welcomes a landmark report from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage which has backed Canadian authors in their push to reform copyright laws in that country. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Canadian authors and publishers have endured serious erosions to their livelihoods since 2012 as a result of copyright changes which […]

March 4, 2019

US Open Library is infringing Australian authors’ copyright

The Australian Society of Authors has joined with similar organisations in the UK and America to condemn the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, which aims to digitise and distribute books for free. A recent examination of the project by the ASA found that the site was hosting scanned copies of in-copyright books by Australian authors […]

February 18, 2019

UK Digital Content Store reaches 5m downloads

The British equivalent of Copyright Agency’s new Flex platform, has seen UK students download 5 million copyright-compliant documents. Flex is modelled on the Digital Content Store, which makes the task of preparing course reading material simpler and faster for librarians and educators – eliminating unnecessary duplication of processes every term. Since the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency […]

November 28, 2018

Copyright Agency delivers more than $124 million to members

The Copyright Agency has announced its end of year results at its AGM held today. CEO Adam Suckling says 2017-18 was a solid to good year with $124m in copyright royalty payments to members, a beneficial merger, important political advocacy for fair copyright settings and almost $1.8m in grants in support of Australia’s creative community. […]

November 12, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE Action launched in Copyright Tribunal

Today, the Copyright Agency, on behalf of its 40,000 members, will lodge an action in the Copyright Tribunal to determine the value of the copyright licence Australian universities rely on to copy and share extensive amounts of educational content. The action comes after a breakdown in commercial discussions with Universities Australia (UA), for a new […]

November 6, 2018

Top questions answered

In March 2018, we launched an online Help Centre to better support our members and licensees across all areas of the business. Already the Help Centre receives more than 1000 visitors each month seeking information on topics from copyright legalities and membership terms, to providing help with licence purchases and Cultural Fund applications. Here are […]

November 6, 2018

Member wins 2019 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship

Copyright Agency author member and teacher Kelly Evans was recently awarded a 2019 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship supported by the Cultural Fund. Ms Evans, who teaches at Pambula on the NSW far south coast, was chosen to receive the $15,000 NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity across the Curriculum Scholarship to research teaching methods that promote […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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