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.
Making creative rights work for all New Zealanders
Our expertise helps everyone get it right when it comes to rights
Our technology and approach makes the rights process easier
We empower both creators and users of rights to get full value from them
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.
Generating revenue for rightsholders through services that are efficient and accessible for licensees.
To support our creative people by providing information on rights and licensing that makes doing the right thing easy.
We are an organisation that people want to work for and work with, constantly looking to improve in all aspects of our business.