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25-05-2009
On Creative Commons
   


Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting infringement: Can I report copyright infringements to the Copyright Council?   Quotes - I'd like to know what the rules are regarding using well known short quotes on our website
Names & titles - Can I get copyright protection for my band name?   Photography - Do I need permission to photograph a random person on the street?


Ownership - If a client commissions me to take some photographs, but doesn’t pay me, do I own the copyright in the photos?

  Ownership - Do I need permission to make copies of a photograph I own?


Photography - Do I need permission to photograph a building?
  Ownership - If a client commissions me to make a sculpture, but doesn’t pay me, do I own the copyright in the sculpture?
Ownership - If a client pays me to produce some design drawings, but the work is never completed, who owns the incomplete work?

  Ownership - Can I reproduce work I have done for clients to include on my website or in my portfolio?

Registration - How can I register my copyright and how much does it cost?

  Ownership - How can I prove I am the copyright owner?

Ideas - Does copyright protect my ideas?

  Copyright notice - What is the standard form of copyright notice?

Originality - If my work is inspired by an existing work, is my work protected by copyright?

  Overseas copyright - Is my work protected by copyright overseas?

Proving infringement - How can I prove that someone has copied my work?

  Copying - Has a painter infringed copyright in my photograph by reproducing it as a painting?

Ideas - I have an idea for a novel. How can I make sure no one else uses it?

  Translation - Can I translate a book into another language without permission?

Films - Can I include images of artistic works in my film?

  Films - I am making a film and want to include music on the sound track. Do I need to get permission?

Films - Can I include quotes from literary works in my film?

  Adaptation - Do I need permission to write a screen play based on someone else’s novel?



Case Studies

Copyright infringement –photographing and commercialising public sculptures   Copyright ownership – design drawings made by employee
Moral rights - Artist’s integrity right backed by Indian court    


News Items

01-03-2013
Karaoke business owner jailed for copyright infringement
  07-04-2010
Reporting Copyright Infringement
10-10-2009
Revised Google Settlement
  19-05-2009
Opt-out deadline for Google settlement extended
16-04-2009
Commissioning Rule Amendment Bill no longer on agenda
  31-03-2009
Artists’ Resale Right rejected
25-11-2008
English language schools in Spotlight for Breach of Copyright
  29-09-2008
Commissioning rule to be repealed
01-08-2007
The Commissioning Rule - Second discussion paper
  12-06-2007
Inside man found guilty of theft and copyright charges
16-04-2007
Resale royalty right to be considered
  27-03-2007
Pirate Internet Downloader Sentenced to $21,000
31-01-2007
Pirate Internet Downloader Sentenced to Community Service, Pay Damages
  20-10-2006
Copyright, contract and the commissioning rule
25-08-2006
NZ Movie Pirate Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment
   


Information Sheets

Copyright for sound recordings   Infringement of copyright: what should I do?
Film & television producers   Songwriters & composers
An introduction to copyright in New Zealand   Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008
Public administration   Photographers
Visual artists   Writers
Moral rights    


Related Links

New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP)
http://www.nzipp.org.nz
  New Zealand Screen Association
http://www.nzfact.co.nz/about.html
The New Zealand Software Association
http://www.nzsa.org.nz/
  Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA)
http://www.spada.co.nz/home/home.html
Pro Music
http://promusic.co.nz
  VISCOPY
http://www.viscopy.com
New Zealand Engineering Printing & Manufacturing Union (EPMU)
http://www.epmu.org.nz
  Recorded Music NZ
http://www.recordedmusic.co.nz
Motion Picture Distributers Association of New Zealand (MPDA)
http://www.mpda.org.nz
  Video Assocation of New Zealand (VANZ)
http://www.mpda.org.nz
Book Publishers Association of New Zealand Inc (BPANZ)
http://www.bpanz.org.nz
  Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)
http://www.indies.co.nz
Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
http://www.ccli.com
  New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA)
http://www.authors.org.nz
Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand
http://www.sdgnz.co.nz
  Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ)
http://www.dinz.org.nz
APRA
http://www.apra.co.nz
  Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA)
http://www.aipa.org.nz
New Zealand Writers Guild
http://www.nzwg.org.nz
  Screenrights
http://www.screenrights.org
Artists Alliance
http://www.artistsalliance.org.nz
  New Zealand Film Commission
http://www.nzfilm.co.nz
Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)
http://www.copyright.co.nz
   

 
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