July 31, 2019

Surveyors in the West receive first payment in August

Copyright Agency has been recruiting surveyors from Western Australia since the beginning of the year when we received confirmation that the WA State Government would provide a retrospective payment of almost $1m for sales of survey plans between 2005 and 2017. That payment will be made to Western Australian surveyors in mid-August. In that time, […]

March 4, 2019

Reminder to prepare for upcoming international payments

As the Australian collecting society for copyright-protected words and images, Copyright Agency has reciprocal agreements with many international reproduction rights organisations and in March will distribute royalties from these overseas collecting societies. If you are eligible for a payment in this distribution, we will we notify you by email prior to payment being transferred into […]

October 2, 2018

Are you prepared for our December payments?

In December, we will distribute approximately $14m to members for licence fees. These payments are for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education and commercial sectors. If you are expecting a payment, here’s a reminder to consider the following: Tax payments Payments from the Copyright Agency are treated as income for tax […]

July 26, 2018

Reminder to share your payments

If you are expecting, or have recently received, a payment from the Copyright Agency and you are not the sole rightsholder, you might need to share the payment with your co-authors or publisher. We will alert you to this responsibility in the Notes section of your payment summary by defining the payment as either a ‘Default’, ‘Default pre-claimed’, […]

June 7, 2018

Be prepared for payments

This month, we will distribute approximately $52m to members in the annual Schools distribution and an additional $13m in the Universities distribution. These payments are our largest of the year, as we issue royalties for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education sector. Are your details up to date? If you are expecting […]

May 3, 2018

Be prepared for payments

As we prepare to send out our major payments from our education licence fees next month, we want to emphasise the need to provide us with your Australian Business Number (ABN) – if you have one – ahead of time. From 22 June, we will distribute approximately $52m to members in the annual Schools distribution […]

December 5, 2017

Updates from the December Copyright Agency Board meeting

On 1 December 2017, the Copyright Agency Board agreed to several beneficial changes to member policies. These changes will: assist early resolution of competing claims by different members to an allocated amount and enable funds held in suspense to be paid; change our member terms for new members to make clear that our licensees can, […]

November 7, 2017

Your payment arrangements – do you wish to change?

Opportunity for Author members to change current payment arrangements In December Copyright Agency will be making a payment of licence fees from universities. Some authors paid in this distribution will receive the full payment for titles that have multiple rightshholders, and will bear the responsibility to on-pay all other rightsholders entitled to a share of that […]

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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