State Government agencies that are part of the Crown are able to benefit from the government’s agreements with declared collecting societies.
Contact State Records us on the email below if you are unsure whether your agency is covered by the government agreements.
Agencies should also contact State Records to discuss options before entering an individual agreement with declared collecting societies.
In 2015, the South Australian government approved the establishment of a direct billing model.
The model requires agencies to meet their own copyright liabilities. Direct billing means agencies are invoiced directly by declared collecting societies.
It also allows the relationship with those societies to remain centrally managed by State Records and the Attorney-General's Department.
Agencies will receive invoices direct from Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) and Screenrights.
Copyright Agency Limited
In April 2016 a remuneration agreement was reached between CAL and the state government on a rate of $7.30 per full-time equivalent staff member (FTE) with no CPI increase for the 2015/16 financial year.
The first cycle of agency direct billing was undertaken in May 2016 for liabilities accrued during the 2015/16 financial year.
Remuneration is calculated by multiplying the agreed remuneration rate by the number of FTE staff the agency employs.
FTE numbers are taken from workforce information published by the South Australian Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.
The remuneration rate has continued at $7.30 per FTE for 2016/17 through to 2019/20. GST is not payable on these invoices.
Agencies will receive invoices for the 2019/20 before the end of the financial year.
The agreement between the South Australian government and the Audio-visual Copyright Society Limited (Screenrights) expired on 30 June 2016.
It continues for successive one year periods until either party gives notice to the other of its termination effective on the next succeeding 30 June.
Invoicing for Screenrights occurs mid year after the conclusion of the previous year's billing cycle and is calculated
by multiplying the remuneration rate by the number of FTE staff the agency employs.
FTE numbers are taken from workforce information published by the South Australia's Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.
Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)
In 2004 the government entered into a licence agreement with APRA.
This agreement allowed agencies to use recorded music or broadcast radio or television in public spaces or on the telephone for the services of government.
South Australian government agencies continue to be covered by the 2004 agreement from 1 July 2017 onwards.
Since 2017/18 centralised payment has been made by Arts SA on behalf of all agencies subject to the agreement.
The rate is calculated by multiplying the remuneration rate by the number of FTE staff the agency employs.
FTE numbers were taken from workforce information published by South Australia's Office of Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.
State Records of South Australia
Phone 8204 8786