• Live-streaming and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 24, 2020

    Music Rights Australia’s General Manager Vanessa Hutley wrote an article for The Music Network about how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a boom in live-streaming as artists try to find a way to earn a sustainable income in difficult times, and how there has never been a greater need to help artists protect their works online.

  • Stand Up to Protect Australia's Creators

    Sep 1, 2016

    We represent Australia's content, creative and entertainment sector, producing creative works and stories across screen, music, literature and the arts. We are significant contributors to Australian culture, jobs and the economy. 

    The Government plans to introduce copyright laws that will benefit Australian teachers, libraries and people with disabilities. We support those changes. However, we oppose the proposed safe harbour changes which will siginificantly harm Australia's creative content community.

  • Music Industry Site Blocking Case On Track

    May 20, 2016

    Music Rights Australia issued a clarification about the progress of the music industry’s site blocking case which targets the notorious site KickassTorrents. 

    This matter was listed for a directions hearing before Justice Katzmann on Wednesday 18 May.

    At the directions hearing, the Applicants proposed a timetable which included listing the matter for   final hearing. The timetable was put in place and the matter was set down for a two day hearing on 25 and 26 October.

  • Music Industry Files Under s115A of Copyright Act

    Apr 18, 2016

    Music Rights Australia announces that on the 18th of April 2016, ARIA members Universal Music Australia Pty Limited, Warner Music Australia Pty. Limited, Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd and J Albert & Son Pty Ltd, together with APRA AMCOS, filed an application in the Federal Court of Australia seeking orders under section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to have the offshore site KickassTorrents and related proxy sites blocked in Australia.

  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2016 Submission

    Feb 15, 2016

    Music Rights Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016. Music Rights Australia wishes to thank you for recognising the important role which a functioning and efficient legal framework plays in ensuring that the creative content industries can continue to thrive and make valuable contributions to the Australian economy and its cultural life.