About Copyright Licensing

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) provides licences to help make copying, scanning and sharing printed works easy and legal.

We are jointly owned by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) and the NZ Society of Authors (NZSA), and are members of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), which makes us part of a global network that represents the interests of authors and publishers form all around the world.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, and the net revenue generated from our licences is distributed to the creators of the work being copied. It's our way of helping licence-holders maximise resources, educate our future creatives and provide an income to the clever people who created the work that is being copied.

Our Vision

We contribute to the growth of New Zealand's creative economy by enabling access to a world of content.

​Our Purpose

We provide access to content through licensing solutions that deliver value to our customers - those who create and those who licence.

The way we work

Knowledgeable - We are a knowledgeable source or copyright information and share what we know.

Advocate - We advocate for the right of creators to choose what they do with their work.

Inclusive - We are an inclusive team where ideas and relationships matter.

Transparent - We are transparent in what we do and how we do it.

Our main role is to

  • Provide licences for the reproduction of extracts from books, journals and periodicals
  • Distribute licensing fees collected to copyright owners
  • Encourage respect for copyright
  • Take action against copyright infringement

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About Copyright Licensing

About Copyright Licensing

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) provides licences to help make copying, scanning and sharing printed works easy and legal.
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Licensing & Distributions

Licensing & Distributions

If you intend to make multiple copies from printed material, and you don’t have the time or resources to gain advanced permission from the owner of the works, then chances are you need a copyright licence.
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Governance, Policies & Annual Report

Governance, Policies & Annual Report

Copyright Licensing New Zealand was established in 1988 by Book Publishers Association of New Zealand and is now jointly owned by PANZ (formally BPANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).
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Our People

Our People

Our people are at the heart of what we do. We are comprised of a talented team of individuals bringing professionalism and dedication to our roles.
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News & Events

News & Events

Stay up to date with the latest news and events from Copyright Licensing.
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Case Studies

Case Studies

Copyright Licensing in action - a range of featured case studies from authors and licence owners that we work with.
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