Payments are coming! Update your details

Our largest annual payments to members – the Schools and Universities distributions – are coming up in June 2020, along with the TAFE distribution and payments to visual artists. We know that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic many of you are anxiously awaiting these distributions. We’re working hard to maintain our schedule with […]

An update from the Copyright Tribunal

On 22 April 2020 the Copyright Tribunal handed down a decision on Isentia’s application for the Tribunal to reduce Isentia’s interim copyright fees to the same fees that Meltwater is paying. His Honour Justice Greenwood rejected Isentia’s application to have its interim copyright fees reduced. The main hearing into the fees that media monitoring companies […]

Member update: payments during COVID-19

Dear Members, We have understandably had enquiries about whether COVID-19 and the associated necessary public health measures, as well as their economic impact, will stop or delay our payments to members. I completely understand your concern, as many of you are particularly adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. I’d like to assure you […]

Member update: COVID-19

Dear Members, As you know, the rapid spread of Covid-19 has led to WHO declaring it a global pandemic. I hope that you, your family and loved ones are doing as best as possible under the circumstances. I wanted to let you know that Copyright Agency is taking steps to reduce any risk to members […]

Settlement reached with NSW Government

Copyright Agency and the State of New South Wales have settled their long-running dispute over the rate that NSW should pay for the use of copyright material by its public servants. The parties have now settled the arrangements for the past liability back to July 2012 and the payments forward to June 2023. Both parties […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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