Who is Copyright Licensing New Zealand?
13 July 2022As a not-for-profit collective management organisation (CMO), jointly owned by the Publishers Association of NZ (PANZ) and the NZ Society of Authors (NZSA), CLNZ issue licences, administrates revenue distribution, and acts with advocacy, representing both copyright owners and licensed users in the New Zealand creative scene.
Whose story is it? Consider story sovereignty
6 July 2022As artists, the world around us is full of inspiration and our relationships with people and the environment spark creativity. But is it all ok for me to use? As we create, we need to consider story sovereignty - who has the mana to tell the story?
The Curious Case of two monks and a Psalter
29 June 2022It sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it's allegedly the first recorded case of copyright infringement, one which ended poorly with a full scale battle, 3,000 deaths and an honorably mentioned cow.
What's an orphan work?
15 June 2022Sometimes, determining the creator of a work is really difficult, or impossible, even after diligent hunting and searching. These “orphans” have no clear copyright owner, but that doesn’t always mean they’re out of copyright or in the public domain.
What is a CMO?
8 June 2022Imagine you are a school, or a funeral director, or a church, or a production company, or a café owner – any business that wants to use multiple pieces of copyrighted intellectual property in a year. A CMO, or Collective Management Organisation, exists to make it easy to do this the right way.
Partnership Fund announces second recipient and invites expressions of interest
7 June 2022We’re pleased to announce the newest recipient of a CLNZ Partnership Fund grant. Playmarket has received a $3,000 Partnership Fund Grant.