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