About Copyright Licensing

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides licences to help make copying, scanning and sharing printed works easy and legal.


Mission

To grow New Zealand’s creative economy by enabling access to a world of content.

​Our purpose

To provide access to content; to represent authors and publishers; and to ensure they are paid when their work is used.

​Our values

​Who we are

Advocators

As a not-for-profit organisation, we represent the interests of authors and publishers from New Zealand and around the world. Paying them when their works are copied. Established on the principles of collective rights management, we encourage respect for copyright and for those who create the work we love to read.

Facilitators

We are perfectly positioned between publisher/author and reader to issue a Copyright Licence that makes copying, scanning and sharing printed material (e.g. books and journals) simple and legal for education providers, businesses and government departments, for the benefit of everyone.

Contributors

We actively contribute to the production and growth of new works in New Zealand by investing in publishers and authors new projects and supporting industry initiatives. The CLNZ Cultural Fund is provided to people and projects that benefit cultural or social purposes that are directly in the interests of the rightsholders we represent.

Our main role is to

  • Provide licences for the reproduction of extracts from books, journals and periodicals
  • Distribute licensing fees collected to copyright owners
  • Encourage respect for copyright
  • Take action against copyright infringement

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About Copyright Licensing

About Copyright Licensing

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides licences to help make copying, scanning and sharing printed works easy and legal.
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Licensing & Distributions

Licensing & Distributions

If you intend to make multiple copies from printed material, and you don’t have the time or resources to gain advanced permission from the owner of the works, then chances are you need a CLNZ print licence.
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Governance & Policies

Governance & Policies

Copyright Licensing New Zealand was established in 1988 by Book Publishers Association of New Zealand and is now jointly owned by PANZ (formally BPANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).
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Our People

Our People

Our people are at the heart of what we do. We are comprised of a talented team of individuals bringing professionalism and dedication to our roles.
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News & Events

News & Events

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Case Studies

Case Studies

Copyright Licensing in action - a range of featured case studies from authors and licence owners that we work with.
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Get in touch

Get in touch

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