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"Individuals" covers individual users of copyright material, including librarians, musicians, photographers and producers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Internet - Can I print or download material from the Internet?
  Copying - Can I use someone else’s work in my work if I alter at least 10% of it?

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

  Research or private study - Do I need to acknowledge the source when I copy an extract for research or private study?

Websites - Can I put copyright material on a website without the copyright owner’s permission?

  Copying - I’ve bought a CD and my friend wants to burn a copy. Is this allowed?
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?

Time-shifting - Can I record a television program to watch at a later date?

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

Photography - Do I need permission to photograph a building?
  Websites - Do I need permission to upload a copy of a photo onto my website?

Logos - Are logos on product packaging protected by copyright?

  Public domain - What does “public domain” refer to?

Internet - Is everything on the Internet in the public domain?


Case Studies

Moral rights - Artist’s integrity right backed by Indian court    

News Items

Reporting Copyright Infringement
Commissioning rule to be repealed
The Commissioning Rule - Second discussion paper
Digital review of Copyright Act 1994
Copyright, contract and the commissioning rule

Information Sheets

How to find copyright owners   Getting permission to use copyright material
Libraries   Songwriters & composers
Fair dealing   An introduction to copyright in New Zealand
Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008   Photographers
Visual artists    

Related Links

Video Assocation of New Zealand (VANZ)
  The Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa: Te Rau Herenga o Aotearoa (LIANZA)
Pro Music
  Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA)
New Zealand Writers Guild
  New Zealand Film Commission
Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)

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