Copyright for Authors

Copyright for Publishers

Authors, Publishers & Artists

Authors, publishers and artists own the copyright of published material. Copyright Licensing New Zealand will help you copy and share extracts of their work.

  • Working for authors and publishers

    Working for authors and publishers

    Every day people make copies of printed material for many reasons: education, research, information and business. Often, they do so without approval of the owner of the works being copied. That's where we come in.
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  • Working for visual artists

    Working for visual artists

    Get paid when your work is reproduced on the secondary art market. There is no cost to sign up and you maintain 100% ownership of your work.
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  • Distributions and payments

    Distributions and payments

    ​We’re focused on helping owners of creative content earn a living from their work. That's why we make regular distribution payments to authors, publishers and artists.
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  • Supporting NZ and the creative industry

    Supporting NZ and the creative industry

    Good New Zealand books and their authors are close to our heart and we’re out to declare our unreserved love.
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  • Who we work with

    Who we work with

    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).
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  • Resources


    We have created these useful guides to explain the ins and outs of our various copyright licences.
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For in-depth answers for all your questions, visit our Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base
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