Call for submissions: 2022 Annual Compliance Review
In line with each Collecting Society’s obligations as a participant of the Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies, compliance with the Code’s standards of conduct is the subject of an annual compliance review.
The Code Reviewer is now calling for interested parties to make submissions about compliance or non-compliance with the Code.
Submissions should be made in writing to the Code Reviewer by no later than 31 July 2022.
See below how to make a submission
About the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies
The Code of Conduct provides a voluntary framework of best practice for copyright collecting societies, like APRA AMCOS. The code was developed and adopted by Australian copyright collecting societies in 2002. The most recent update came into effect on 20 May 2022.
We submit an annual compliance report which is reviewed by an independent Code Reviewer.
How to make a submission:
Notice from the Code Reviewer
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Email: [email protected]
Copyright Collecting Societies Code of Conduct Call for Submissions 2022
Each of the copyright collecting societies, Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (“APRA”), Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (“AMCOS”), Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (“PPCA”), Copyright Agency Limited (“Copyright Agency”), Audio-Visual Copyright Society Limited (“Screenrights”), Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society Limited (“AWGACS”) and Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society Limited (“ASDACS”), subscribes to a code of conduct. In its original form, the Code came into effect in July 2002. The most recent update came into effect on 20 May 2022.
A copy of the Code is available on each Society’s website or from the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies website www.copyrightcodeofconduct.org.au/code and can be downloaded or, if requested, a copy can be supplied by post.
Compliance by participating collecting societies with the Code’s standards of conduct is the subject of an independent annual 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. His current task is to review the Societies’ compliance with the Code during the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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. If you wish to make a submission, please inform the Code Review Secretariat at the address above or by email ([email protected]). The Secretariat will send you details about the procedure for making a submission.
The closing date for completing the submission process is 31 July 2022.
Download the Notice from the Code Reviewer (PDF 34kb)