Value of Ideas

The ideas expressed by our members help shape conversations and debate in our society.


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Termsort descending Definition
Administration fee

The admin fee charged by Screenrights, to cover the basic cost of offering the royalty collection services we offer.

Artistic works

Works of artistic craftmanship, including paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, photographs and other works of ‘artistic craftsmanship’.

Collection period

Also known as 'validity period'. The period in which you hold the right to collect royalties accrued during your rights period.

Compliant registration

A registration that is complete for the purposes of matching the registration to royalties collected by Screenrights.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

A 10% sales tax on most goods and services transactions in Australia.  GST applies only to Screenrights’ administration fee, as royalties are neither a good nor a service.

Mandatory information

Also known as “mandatory details” or “mandatory data”. Refers to certain information that is essential to your registration being accepted as compliant by Screenrights.

Multiple claim

Also known as a conflict. This occurs when Screenrights receives registrations for the same program from two or more members.


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Rights period

The period for which you hold rights to a program.

Royalty Withholding Tax (RWT)

An amount withheld from payments made to members outside of Australia and New Zealand in accordance with taxation requirements. The set rate varies due to factors such as double-taxation treaties concluded between Australia and New Zealand and other countries, and can be between 5% and 30%.

Statutory deadline

Screenrights has six years to distribute the royalties we collect, after which they expire and any undistributed funds are rolled over into the following year’s distribution pool. The statutory deadline falls on the 30 or last business day of June each year.

Validity Period

Also known as 'Collection Period'.

Year of production

The year production commenced on the program.

Year of release

The year that your program was released to an audience, whether theatrically, on television, at a festival or other event, or via distribution on DVD or other media.