Copyright Agency takes NSW Government to the Copyright Tribunal 

After it failed to pay a fair rate for using copyright material for five years, the NSW Government has been taking to the Copyright Tribunal by Copyright Agency, our Australian member. Copyright Agency represents the copyright and licensing interests of thousands of authors, publishers, photographers, media and content creators. 

Adam Suckling, CEO of Copyright Agency said that the “The NSW Government is the only government in Australia refusing to pay a fair rate for using the copyright material of our members.” Suckling added that Copyright Agency has attempted for five years to get the NSW Government to recognise the value in tens of millions of pages of author, publisher, researcher, photographer, cartoonist and journalist content and to pay the corresponding compensation that is due to thousands of creators for the use of their works. 

The press release on the case can be found here