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"Music" covers copyright owned by songwriters, composers, musicians and recording studios among others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting infringement: Can I report copyright infringements to the Copyright Council?   Names & titles - Can I get copyright protection for my band name?
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?

News Items

Karaoke business owner jailed for copyright infringement
Reporting Copyright Infringement
Copyright, contract and the commissioning rule
NZ Movie Pirate Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment

Information Sheets

Copyright for sound recordings   Infringement of copyright: what should I do?
Songwriters & composers   An introduction to copyright in New Zealand
Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008   Moral rights

Related Links

Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)
  Recorded Music NZ
Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
  Pro Music

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