Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies

Annual Compliance 

Collecting societies’ reports to the Code Reviewer on annual compliance with the Code

Collecting societies report annually to the Code Reviewer on their compliance with the Code. Any other affected stakeholder, including members and licensees, can also make submissions or representations to the Code Reviewer. The review is advertised, and there is a public hearing.

Before 2018, compliance reports were provided to the Code Reviewer on a confidential basis. As a result of the review of the Code undertaken by the Department of Communications and the Arts, societies are now publishing their compliance reports, with any confidential material (such as correspondence between a society and a complainant) redacted.


Code Reviewer’s reports on annual compliance

Compliance by participating collecting societies with the Code’s standards of conduct is the subject of an independent annual compliance review.

The Code Reviewer for this purpose is former Federal Court judge and former President of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia, The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, QC. He is currently reviewing the Societies’ compliance with the Code during the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The Code allows for interested parties to make submissions to the Code Reviewer concerning a collecting society’s compliance or non-compliance with the Code.


Code Contraventions

Collecting Societies are now required to notify members and licensees if the Code Reviewer finds that they have contravened the Code.

This includes:

  1. Notification of the contravention published on the Collecting Society’s website

  2. Report of the contravention itemised in the Collecting Society’s annual report

  3. Report on this website


Collecting societies’ reports to the Code Reviewer on annual compliance with the Code

Before 2018, compliance reports were provided to the Code Reviewer on a confidential basis. As a result of the review of the Code undertaken by the Department of Communications and the Arts, societies are now publishing their compliance reports, with any confidential material (such as correspondence between a society and a complainant) redacted.

Code of Conduct 2018-2019

 
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APRA AMCOS

Public compliance report for the review period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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ASDACS

Public compliance report for the review period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

 
 
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Copyright Agency

Public compliance report for the review period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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AWGACS

Public compliance report for the review period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

 
 
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PPCA

Public compliance report for the review period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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Screenrights

Public compliance report for the review period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

 
 

 

Code Reviewer’s Reports

 
 
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Code of Conduct 2017-2018

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

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Code of Conduct 2016 - 2017

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

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Code of Conduct 2015 - 2016

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

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Code of Conduct 2014 - 2015

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

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Code of Conduct 2013 - 2014

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

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Code of Conduct 2012 - 2013

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

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Code of Conduct 2011 - 2012

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012

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Code of Conduct 2010 - 2011

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011

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Code of Conduct 2009 - 2010

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010

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Code of Conduct 2008 - 2009

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

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Code of Conduct 2007 - 2008

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008

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Code of Conduct 2006 - 2007

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007

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Code of Conduct 2005 - 2006

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006

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Code of Conduct 2004 - 2005

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005

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Code of Conduct 2003 - 2004

Report of Review of Copyright Collecting Societies’ Compliance with their Code of Conduct for the Year 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004