This Book Changed my Life

January 17, 2017

Call for Entries Open to 8th Annual John Fries Award

Entries have opened for the 8th annual John Fries Award for early-career artists from Australia and New Zealand, which provides $10,000 in prize money for the winning artist and $1,000 for each award finalist participating in the exhibition. The non-acquisitive award has established itself as one of the most highly coveted prizes for early-career artists […]

December 22, 2016

2017 Triennial Code of Conduct review

In 2017, a triennial review of the Collecting Societies Code of Conduct will be conducted by the Code Reviewer. A meeting open to the general public will be held by the Code Reviewer (The Hon Kevin Edmund Lindgren AM, QC) in respect of the Code of Conduct of the Collecting Societies (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited […]

December 21, 2016

Opinion: Copyright report isn’t innovation – it’s a rip-off

CEO of the Copyright Agency, Adam Suckling, writes in today’s Fairfax press: Mad Max, Muriel Heslop, Deb Mailman, Barnsey, Farnsey, Flume, Sia and Magda. What do they have in common? We all know them because they represent the best of our creative culture – and our Australian identity. They are unique to us: this sunburnt […]

December 20, 2016

Productivity Commission’s recommendations attack Australian creators

The Productivity Commission has ignored the testimonials and submissions of Australian creators, authors, musicians, filmmakers, journalists and artists by recommending the removal of protections that ensure Aussie creators receive fair payment for their work. “Australians artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers have a right to receive fair payment for their work. These sweeping changes to Australian […]

December 15, 2016

Copyright Agency response to ‘Copyright row must end’

Australians artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers have a right to receive fair payment for their work. The sweeping changes to Australian copyright laws being cheered on by Fairfax journalist Peter Martin, the Productivity Commission as well as American big tech companies will see these protections taken away. In his opinion piece in today’s SMH and Age, […]

December 13, 2016

The celebrated Georgia Blain and Anne Deveson have passed away

Georgia Blain, author of Births Deaths Marriages, and her mother Anne Deveson, who penned Tell Me I’m Here, have sadly passed away within days of each other. Georgia was diagnosed with brain cancer at the end of last year and had been recording her life with illness in a column in the Saturday Paper called […]

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 […]

December 8, 2016

Thirteen writers and illustrators receive ASA mentorship awards

Thirteen talented writers have been selected as mentorship recipients under the ASA’s Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program. Twelve of these mentorships are supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, while the thirteenth is funded by the income from the collected works of acclaimed children’s author, Edel Wignell. Each recipient receives a 25-hour free mentorship to develop […]

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