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Guests at the Copyright Agency | Viscopy showcase event. Photo: Tim Levy.
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December 9, 2016

Labor’s support for book industry welcomed

“Copyright Agency | Viscopy welcomes the Federal Opposition’s support for Australian publishers, writers and booksellers and their ability to invest in Australian writers by keeping in place territorial copyright which the Productivity Commission wants to abolish,” said Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling. “However we remain gravely concerned about many other proposals in the Productivity Commission […]

This Book Changed my Life

December 5, 2016

Australians share life-changing stories to protect creative rights

Australians are about to get a glimpse into the creative worlds of well-known celebrities as part of a new social media campaign aimed at encouraging Australian audiences to support and respect creative rights of writers, musicians and artists. Mental As Anything musician and Mambo artist Reg Mombassa, international crime author Tara Moss and The Project […]

Guests at the Copyright Agency | Viscopy showcase event. Photo: Tim Levy.

November 23, 2016

$160,000 in Fellowships Awarded by the Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency awarded an unprecedented $160,000 for its Author Fellowship and four Publishing Fellowships, along with two NAVA Visual Arts Fellowships at the inaugural Copyright Agency | Viscopy annual showcase in Sydney tonight. “This year’s fellowship announcement will award a record $160,000 providing crucial financial support for the pursuit of creative excellence and innovation […]

November 21, 2016

Finalists for Australia’s Richest Author Fellowship Announced

The Copyright Agency’s annual $80,000 Author Fellowship, honouring the work of Australia’s best mid-to-late career authors has today announced its shortlist. The fellowship, which has doubled in value from $40,000 in its inaugural year, is now the flagship endowment for mid-to-late career authors providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. “The calibre […]

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September 22, 2016

Rewards of a creative life also include copyright royalties

Award-winning children’s book author, Hazel Edwards, writes in today’s Australian about the height of her literary career – the transition of her book into a musical after 38 years. She writes: I am not an economist but I know that if I were unable to make money from my work as an author that I would […]

An Afternoon with Herb Jercher

August 18, 2016

Artists Subvert and Challenge in John Fries Award 2016

Two Victorian artists have dominated this year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award for emerging artists announced tonight by the prize’s benefactor Vivienne Fries in Sydney. The $10,000 award winner is Eric Demetriou, while Jessie Bullivant was Highly Commended for her work. Demetriou’s installation piece, An Afternoon with Herb Jercher, is a work combining […]

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August 17, 2016

Safeguarding Australian Creativity – What’s Really at Stake over Copyright Reform

The following is the speech by Kim Williams as delivered at the Melbourne Press Club on Thursday, 17 August 2016. “We are gathered today on the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and I would like to acknowledge them as the traditional owners. I pay my respects to Elders past and present and to the […]

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April 29, 2016

Productivity Commission proposals would stifle Australian content

Proposals to impose a US-style intellectual property arrangement in Australia made by the Productivity Commission today would pose one of the greatest dangers to Australian-made content in a generation. “A US-style ‘fair use’ arrangement to copyright is out of context in the Australian system and would be a wrecking ball to Australian writers, creators, publishers and […]

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