Copyright Licensing NZ Chief Executive stepping down later this year
17 May 2022After twelve years at the helm of Copyright Licensing New Zealand, Chief Executive/Mana Whakahaere, Paula Browning has decided to step down later this year.
Call for applications: Four cash grants to support New Zealand writers
11 May 2022CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant applications are now open. Receive a $5,000 grant to help you research your latest fiction or non-fiction writing project. All New Zealand writers welcome to apply.
Chairperson's Report 2021
27 April 2022In this Chair’s report, I would like to reflect on the very significant changes in CLNZ governance since 2014 which now position CLNZ well, to respond to current and future strategic challenges.
First copyright payments ready for New Zealand Artists
26 April 2022In a first for Aotearoa New Zealand, a group of visual artists is set to receive payment for the commercial reproduction of their work in auction house promotional material. The payments relate to a recent auction by Art+Object and will be made through Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s (CLNZ) auction house licensing scheme.
What is a DMCA take-down notice?
20 April 2022In the old days, if you saw your work being used without your permission, or in a derogatory way, you contacted the user and told them off, usually with a strongly worded letter, sometimes through a lawyer. Today, with the internet and all that website jazz, you might need to use something like a DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice, aka DMCA takedown notice, or DMCA request.
In conversation with Contestable Fund grant recipient Dahlia Malaeulu
18 April 2022In late 2020, Dahlia Malaeulu received one of our Contestable Fund grants to contribute towards the creation of Mila’s My Aganu’u Series. Created by an all-Pasifka team the series is focused on developing understanding and knowledge of Samoan culture.
What’s Fair Use, and does it apply in NZ?
11 April 2022Short answer – no, Fair Use does not apply in New Zealand. “Fair Use” is an American term with an American application. It’s an often-used legal defence mounted by people accused of infringing on someone else’s copyright.