Level 12, 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: 11
Total number of Author Representatives: 3
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 3
Total Rights holders represented: 45700
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 a range of uses including corporations, media monitoring organisations, industry 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, visual artworks, 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 has voluntary licences with corporations, not for profit and professional associations, media monitoring services and religious organisations.
Types of works licensed: Books, journals, newspapers and magazines, visual artworks, 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 archival 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. Voluntary schemes are in place for corporations / businesses
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Rights Portal/ Rights Portal for Journals - pay-per-use licensing solution for newspaper/ STM content Australian Resale Royalty Scheme
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: Yes
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: Yes
Possibility to be copied: Yes
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: Following the merger with Viscopy in late 2017, Copyright Agency now also has direct agreements with over 40 visual arts licensing societies internationally.
Total amount collected for all licensing:
AUD 153,000,000.00 (+/- EUR 94,316,360.50)
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
AUD 4,100,000.00 (+/- EUR 2,527,431.88)
Total amount distributed from all licensing:
AUD 116,000,000.00 (+/- EUR 71,507,828.87)
The exchange rate of 1 January 2019 was applied, being EUR 1= 1.6222 AUD