Each of the societies, Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (“APRA”), Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (“AMCOS”), Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (“PPCA”), Copyright Agency Limited (“CAL”), Viscopy Limited (“Viscopy”), 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 for copyright collecting societies. The Code came into effect in July 2002, and was last reviewed in July 2011. A copy of the Code is available on each society’s website and can be downloaded or, if requested, a copy can be sent by post.
Compliance with the Code by participating collecting societies is currently the subject of an independent annual review being conducted by former Federal Court judge, The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM, QC.
The Code provides for interested parties to be able to make submissions directly to the Code Reviewer concerning a collecting society’s compliance with the Code. Accordingly, should you wish to make any submissions to Dr Lindgren in that regard, please address them in writing by no later than 31 July 2013 to:
The Code Reviewer
Suite 704, 4 Young Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089