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 […]

August 2, 2018

New technology connects students with copyright compliant material

Australian universities learned how to harness technology to better connect their students with copyright-compliant course materials when leading British university copyright expert visited the Gold Coast. Kate Vasili from Middlesex University attended the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference on August 1 to share her experience with best-practice digital solutions during her visit. Middlesex University partnered with […]

July 12, 2018

Future Fund changes

A message from the CEO, Adam Suckling. Dear members, I write to update you on the Copyright Agency’s Future Fund which was established by a 2013 Board decision to safeguard the interests of our members in light of serious threats from proposed changes to Australia’s copyright laws. In the interests of members, the Copyright Agency […]

July 11, 2018

Safe Harbour Bill expanded

On 27 June, the Government passed the Copyright Amendment (Services Providers) Bill 2017 to improve copyright protections for the disability, educational and cultural sectors. The Copyright Agency welcomes the changes, as does Universities Australia, the Council of Australian University Librarians and representatives of schools and people with disabilities. Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, said in a […]

June 22, 2018

NSW Government non-payment: an update from our CEO

Dear members, I wanted to update you on our copyright dispute with the NSW Government over non-payment of licence fees for over five years. We participated in mediation on Wednesday (20 June) but were regrettably unable to reach agreement. This means that the dispute will now be heard by the Copyright Tribunal. As I have said […]

June 19, 2018

Barnes weighs in on push for payment

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has joined the push for the NSW government to pay creators the millions of dollars owed to them in copyright fees. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph.

Image Credit: Laura Hindmarsh, Inferior Mirage (2018).

Image Credit: Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, introduces the 2018 Fellowship recipients. Photo: Caitlin Hicks

Image Credit: Deonte Wines, various artworks by Meg Lewer. © Meg Lewer/Copyright Agency, 2018. 

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