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"Writing" covers copyright owned by writers, journalists, poets, and publishers, among others.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Quotes - I'd like to know what the rules are regarding using well known short quotes on our website   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?

  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?


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Related Links

New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA)
  New Zealand Engineering Printing & Manufacturing Union (EPMU)
Book Publishers Association of New Zealand Inc (BPANZ)
  New Zealand Writers Guild
Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)

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