Level 11, 66 Goulburn St
Phone: +61 2 9394 7600
Fax: +61 2 9394 7601
Chief Executive Officer: Adam Suckling
Manager International Relations : Sarah Tran
Phone: +61 2 9394 7637
HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
Year of first distribution: 1989
Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 10
Total number of Author Representatives: 3
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 3
Total Rights holders represented: 30000
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
July 1 - June 30
MODEL OF RRO OPERATION
Type of National legislation :
Civil law: No
Common law: Yes
Other licensing system: Voluntary licences for corporations, press clippers, associations, local government and worship use.
Mandating rights holders:
Statutory schemes for education and government use. Direct grant of mandate by rightsholders for voluntary schemes.
Types of works licensed: Books, journals, newspapers and magazines, accompanying illustrations and photographs, surveyors plans.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Photocopying, scanning, email, intranet and other communication. Legal scheme authorises course packs.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Universities, schools and colleges are licensed under a legal/statutory licence, and agreements for payment and monitoring are negotiated with industry peak bodies. The federal and each state and territory government are also covered by a legal/statutory licence and agreements with each government. Copyright Agency also has voluntary licences with corporations, not for profit and professional associations, press clipping services and religious organisations.
Types of works licensed: Books, journals, newspapers and magazines, accompanying illustrations and photographs, surveyors plans, websites.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Scanning, storage, intranet and internal email. Legal scheme authorises university and school intranet and other digital uses. Voluntary digital schemes include aggregated journals for subscription and transactional use; intranet, internal email, scanning and storage in corporate sector; scanning and emailing press clips and downstream press clip use.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Universities, schools and colleges are licensed under a legal/statutory licence, and agreements for payment and monitoring are negotiated with industry peak bodies. The federal and each state and territory government are also covered by a legal/statutory licence. Intranet, internal email, scanning and archival storage of works for corporate licensees and journal aggregators.
Pilot Projects: Learningfield: Sale of all of school subscriptions to a selection of online textbooks, indexed and mapped to the Australian curriculum for Years 7 – 10. Rights Portal Journals, a new pay-per-use licensing solution for scientific, technical and medical (STM) journal content. Developed in partnership with STM publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer, RightsPortal Journals is an extension to RightsPortal, an online platform for efficiently purchasing, clearing and licensing the rights to reuse content from over 20 million STM journal articles from leading publishers. At this stage, RightsPortal Journals focuses on licensing needs in the ANZ and Asia Pacific region where there is a growing demand for world class STM journal content.
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Copyright Agency also manages licensing of visual artworks represented by Viscopy Ltd under a service agreement. VISCOPY has 12,331 members to date.
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used: Sample surveys, supplemented by other data where survey data is not available. Payments are distributed to authors, publishers and, less frequently, rightsholder associations.
Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: Yes
Full reporting: No
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: Yes
Possibility to be copied: No
Other distribution method: Indicative data - Copyright Agency supplements its survey data with other sources which provide an indication of usage.
Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 26
Bilateral agreements type A with: ACCESS, ALCS, Bonus Copyright Access, CFC, CADRA, CEDRO, CEMPRO, Copibec, Copy-Dan, CCC, CLA, CLASS, CLNZ, DALRO, OSDEL, HKRRLS, ICLA, JAC, Kopinor, Kopiosto, Luxorr, NLA, ProLitteris, Reprobel, SIAE, Stichting Reprorecht
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 8
Bilateral agreements type B with: BCOPY, FILCOLS, Fjölís, JAMCOPY, LITA, SADEL, TTRRO, VG WORT
Other agreements with RROs: Digital Repertoire Exchange - ACCESS, Bonus Presskopia, CCC, CLA, CLASS, CLNZ, Copy-Dan, DALRO, HKRRLS, Kopinor, Kopiosto, Luxorr
Total amount collected for all licensing:
AUD 144,800,000.00 (+/- EUR 99,171,289.64)
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
AUD 144,800,000.00 (+/- EUR 99,171,289.64)
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
AUD 140,900,000.00 (+/- EUR 96,500,239.71)
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
AUD 3,900,000.00 (+/- EUR 2,671,049.93)
Total amount distributed from all licensing:
AUD 117,400,000.00 (+/- EUR 80,405,451.68)
The exchange rate of 1 January 2017 was applied, being EUR 1= 1.4601 AUD