The right to control the copying of your own work – whether it be a piece of writing, a computer programme, music, art or film – is protected under copyright and intellectual property law.

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Margaret Ryan

Lawyer and Trade Marks Attorney

Copyright: Contacts

APRA AMCOS: Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA); Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS)
Tel: (02) 9935 7900
Email: apra@apra.com.au
Web: https://apraamcos.com.au

APRA AMCOS helps music creators get paid for their work.

Arts Law Centre of Australia
Tel: (02) 9356 2566; 1800 221 457
Email: artslaw@artslaw.com.au
Web: www.artslaw.com.au

The Arts Law Centre of Australia national community legal centre for artists and arts organisations.

Australian Copyright Council
Tel: (02) 9101 2377
Email: info@copyright.org.au
Web: www.copyright.org.au

Legal advice is only available via the website.

Copyright Agency (incorporating Viscopy)
Tel: (02) 9394 7600; 1800 066 844
Email: memberservices@copyright.com.au
Web: www.copyright.com.au

Copyright Australia collects fees and distributes royalties to creator members for the use of text and images

Australian Government – IP Australia
Tel: 1300 651 010
Web: www.ipaustralia.gov.au

IP Australia enables searches for registered patents, trade marks and designs and applications for intellectual property rights

OneMusic Australia
Tel: 1300 162 162
Email: hello@onemusic.com.au
Web: www.onemusic.com.au

OneMusic provides public performance access to works, sound recordings and music videos in one licence.

PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd)
Tel: (02) 8569 1100
Email: ppca.mail@ppca.com.au
Web: www.ppca.com.au

PPCA provides licences to Australian businesses to play recorded music in public.

Screenrights: The Audio Visual Copyright Society
Tel: (02) 8038 1300
Email: info@screenrights.org
Web: www.screenrights.org

Screenrights administers provisions in the Copyright Act that allow educational institutions to copy from television and radio.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Web: www.wipo.int

WIPO is an international intellectual property organisation.

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