Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) plays a key role in making creative rights valuable assets for all New Zealanders, be they rightsholders (like authors, publishers and artists), 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).
Copyright Licensing New Zealand is the sole, recognised Reproduction Rights Organisation (RRO) in New Zealand for text-based copyright material and a member of the global body, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO). For more information on the Reproduction Rights Organisations we work with click here.
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.
We value inclusion and diversity. As a New Zealand organisation, our aim in all of our activities is to be inclusive of all people of Aotearoa, and to welcome and demonstrate respect, fair treatment and care for the people who work with us and who use the services we offer.
We support the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and acknowledge and respect the role of Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa. We embrace Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural foundations and its multicultural identity.
Services to enable creators to record and manage their copyright.
Services to enable copyright users to legally access and copy publications and visual arts.
Make payments to creators whose work has been copied via cloud technologies.
Rights education materials and Cultural Fund grants and awards.
Speak up for creators' rights to choose how their work is used.
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