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Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs)

CLNZ is the sole, recognised Reproduction Rights Organisation (RRO) in New Zealand for text based copyright material and is a member of the global body, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO).

What is an RRO?

RROs began appearing around the world in the 1980s when the development of technology meant unauthorised and large-scale copying of copyright works was widely available. RROs derive their authority from national legislation and/or from contracts with publishers and authors. Although the structure and operation of RROs around the world can differ, each serves the same purpose – the collection and distribution of copyright licensing fees.

Today, RROs represent the interests of copyright owners by offering licensing schemes that enable users to copy extracts from published work for use within educational institutions, government offices and businesses.

Our agreements with overseas RROs

The licensing services provided by CLNZ are supported by agreements with the majority of New Zealand publishers (and through them authors). We also have reciprocal agreements with overseas RROs so that when NZ titles are copied overseas, the local RRO can remit the funds to CLNZ for distribution to the NZ copyright owner. Likewise, if an international title is copied under a CLNZ licence, we will remit the funds to the relevant overseas RRO for distribution to the copyright owner.

We have agreements to transfer funds and information on copying with the following countries:

Country

RRO Name

Argentina

Centro de Administración de Derechos Reprográficos, Asociación (CADRA)

Australia

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)

Canada

Access Copyright, The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

France

Centre Français d'exploitation du droit de Copie (CFC)

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society Limited (HKRRLS)

India

Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO)

Ireland

The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA)

Japan

Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC)

Netherlands

Stichting Reprorecht (SR)

Quebec Canada

Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction (COPIBEC)

Russia

Russian Rightsholders' Society on Collective Management of Reprographic Reproduction Rights (COPYRUS)

Singapore

The Copyright Licensing Administration Society of Singapore Ltd (CLASS)

South Africa

Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (Pty) Limited (DALRO)

Spain

Centro Espanol de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO)

Switzerland

ProLitteris

United Kingdom

Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (CLA)

United Kingdom

NLA media access Limited, UK

United States

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC)


We have agreements to transfer information on copying with the following countries:

Country

RRO Name

Barbados

Barbados Copyright Agency Inc. (B-COPY)

Denmark

COPY-DAN

Germany

Verwertungsgesellschaft WORT (VG WORT)

Greece

Greek Society for Collecting Literary Works (OSDEL)

Iceland

FJÖLÍS

Italy

Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE)

Kenya

The Reproduction Rights Society of Kenya (KOPIKEN)

Malta

KopjaMalt

Mexico

Centro Mexicano de Protección y Fomento de los Derechos de Autor (CeMPro)

Nigeria

Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG)

Norway

Kopinor

Philippines

Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (FILCOLS)

Slovak Republic

Society of Authors (LITA)