October 25, 2017
The Productivity Commission continues its crusade against Australian creators by repeating recommendations on copyright reform based on a mischaracterisation of Australia’s copyright framework. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling said the copyright sections of the Commission’s “Shifting The Dial” report continue to undermine the value of Australian producers of literature, education materials, music, film and content […]
May 2, 2017
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 […]
February 16, 2017
We are members of Australia’s content, creative and entertainment sectors, producing Australian work and telling Australian stories across media, screen, music, literature and the arts. Our sector makes a significant contribution to Australian culture, jobs and the economy employing hundreds of thousands of Australians to produce some of Australia’s best loved stories. We are […]
February 9, 2017
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 […]
August 17, 2016
Chair of the Copyright Agency, Kim Williams AM, has warned that the next generation of Jimmy Barneses, Magda Szubanksis and George Millers will be in short supply should the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Intellectual Property come to pass. Mr Williams said that unless the Commission retreated from its extreme recommendations, policy […]
May 6, 2016
The Productivity Commission’s draft report on Australia’s copyright arrangements makes recommendations that would be incredibly detrimental to our national creative talent. The report is overall profoundly disappointing and a major cause for concern, says Copyright Agency Chairman Kim Williams. “I cannot think of another recent report that so seriously misses the main drivers of its area of […]
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