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Copyright Agency

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 06:53
CA, Copyright Agency
Level 12, 66 Goulburn St
Sydney
NSW
2000
Australia
Phone
+61 2 9394 7600
Fax
+61 2 9394 7601
Website
http://www.copyright.com.au/
Chief Executive Name
Adam Suckling
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Officer
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Title
Manager International Relations
Phone
+61 2 9394 7637
Year of incorporation
1974
Year of first distribution
1989
Year of first collection
1986
Total number of Board Members
11
Total number of Author Representatives
3
Total number of Publisher Representatives
3
Remarks about the Board
Of the three author representatives on the Board, two are appointed by the Australian Society of Authors and one is elected by Copyright Agency's author members. Of the three publisher representatives on the Board, two are appointed by the Australian Publishers Association and one is elected by Copyright Agency's publisher members. In 2017 a Visual Arts Director was appointed to represent the newly formed 'visual artist' class of member. In addition, up to four independent directors are appointed by the Board.
Total Rights holders represented
45 700
Staff total number
108
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
July 1 - June 30
Type of National legislation
Common Law
Licensing system
Legal Licence
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
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
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
off
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.
Distribution methods
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution
Full reporting
Sampling
Statistical surveys
Objective availability
Possibility to be copied
Other distribution method
Indicative data - Copyright Agency supplements its survey data with other sources which provide an indication of usage
Administration costs as a percentage
13.6
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
yes
Cultural deductions as a percentage
1.5
Cultural and social deductions combined as a percentage
1.5
Remarks about cultural an social deductions
The Cultural Fund supports projects that enhance the economic and creative climate in which Copyright Agency’s members and Copyright Agency operate and provides practical assistance to the benefit of the Australian cultural community generally. Guidelines about Copyright Agency's cultural fund are published on our website - http://copyright.com.au/culturalfund/
New developments / licensing
From 2 July 2012, Copyright Agency managed Viscopy Ltd – the Australian visual arts collecting society – under a services agreement, and the two organisations formally merged in November 2017. All former Viscopy members are now members of Copyright Agency, and Viscopy no longer exists as a legal entity.
Other new areas of development
The Resale Royalty Scheme started 7 years ago and has since generated over $5 million in royalties for 1355 artists from more than 14,000 resales.

The spectrum of artists receiving royalties is diverse and includes artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to senior, remote to urban, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are greatly benefiting from the scheme, representing nearly 65% of the artists receiving royalties, about 56% in very remote parts of Australia – the Northern Territory, SA and WA.

Artists feedback has been positive, especially around tracking the provenance of their work and seeing its value as it grows.

We are awaiting the outcome of the government's review of the scheme, which has resulted in the deferral of legislation to extend reciprocity to foreign territories. There is more information about the scheme at www.resaleroyalty.org.au.

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
Please select your currency
Australian Dollar
Total amount collected for all licensing
153 000 000.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
4 100 000.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
116 000 000.00
Name
Sarah Tran
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.