About Copyright Licensing

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

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) plays a key role in making creative rights valuable assets for all New Zealanders, be they rightsholders (like creators or publishers), or users such as educators and students.

We enable New Zealand’s creative people to record and manage their copyright, as well as package the copyright in such a way that users can access the work through a simple licence.

We see ourselves as an empowering organisation, making sure everyone enjoys their rights and gets full value from them. We issue the licences, and collect the revenues to distribute back to the rightsholders.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, jointly owned by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).

To support understanding of copyright we provide online learning and information resources, and we advocate for legislation that will support the endeavours of New Zealand's talented creative people.

Our Purpose

Making creative rights work for all New Zealanders

Our Approach

Experts
Our expertise helps everyone get it right when it comes to rights

Simplify
Our technology and approach makes the rights process easier

Empower
We empower both creators and users of rights to get full value from them

Our Future

Rights
Services that enable New Zealand creators to record and manage their copyright, be paid when their work is used by others and advocate for © that works for New Zealand creators.

Licence
Generating revenue for rightsholders through services that are efficient and accessible for licensees.

Promote
To support our creative people by providing information on rights and licensing that makes doing the right thing easy.

Develop
We are an organisation that people want to work for and work with, constantly looking to improve in all aspects of our business.

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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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Get in touch

Get in touch

If you would like information on licensing or have a specific enquiry, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.
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