APRA AMCOS: Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA); Australasian Mechanical Property rights over creative works, such as books, music, art, sound recordings, films or broadcasts. Generally only the copyright owner, or someone who has their permission, can reproduce, publish, copy, perform or broadcast the works. Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS)
Tel: (02) 9935 7900
APRA AMCOS helps music creators get paid for their work.
Arts Law Centre of Australia
Tel: (02) 9356 2566; 1800 221 457
The Arts Law Centre of Australia national community legal centre for artists and arts organisations.
Australian Copyright Council
Tel: (02) 9101 2377
Legal advice is only available via the website.
Copyright Agency (incorporating Viscopy)
Tel: (02) 9394 7600; 1800 066 844
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
IP Australia enables searches for registered patents, trade marks and designs and applications for Rights given by legislation to make money out of inventions and creative work. It includes copyright, industrial designs, patents, trademarks and plant breeder’s rights. The inventor or creator can keep the rights or sell them. Other people can be sued for making copies without paying royalties. rights
Tel: 1300 162 162
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
PPCA provides licences to Australian businesses to play recorded music in public.
Screenrights: The Audio Visual Copyright Society
Tel: (02) 8038 1300
Screenrights administers provisions in the Copyright A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. that allow educational institutions to copy from television and radio.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
WIPO is an international intellectual property organisation.