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Visual Arts

"Visual Arts" covers copyright owned by artists, engravers, etchers, painters and photographers among others.


Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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

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

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



News Items

16-04-2009
Commissioning Rule Amendment Bill no longer on agenda
  31-03-2009
Artists’ Resale Right rejected
29-09-2008
Commissioning rule to be repealed
  01-08-2007
The Commissioning Rule - Second discussion paper
16-04-2007
Resale royalty right to be considered
  31-01-2007
Pirate Internet Downloader Sentenced to Community Service, Pay Damages
20-10-2006
Copyright, contract and the commissioning rule
   


Information Sheets

Infringement of copyright: what should I do?   An introduction to copyright in New Zealand
Photographers   Visual artists
Moral rights    


Related Links

VISCOPY
http://www.viscopy.com
  New Zealand Engineering Printing & Manufacturing Union (EPMU)
http://www.epmu.org.nz
Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ)
http://www.dinz.org.nz
  New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP)
http://www.nzipp.org.nz
Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA)
http://www.aipa.org.nz
  Artists Alliance
http://www.artistsalliance.org.nz

 
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