Governance, Policies & Annual Report

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).

Meet our Board

The Board normally meets five times a year and is made up of six directors, of which two represent NZSA, two represent PANZ, and two further independent directors.

Name Position Appointed Representing
Katherine Gordon Director 2018 NZSA
Dr Dana Wensley
Director 2015 NZSA
Sam Elworthy Director 2006 PANZ
Graeme Coslett
Director 2017 PANZ
Andrew McKenzie Director 2014 Independent
Prof. Pat Walsh Chairperson 2014 Independent

Katherine Gordon

Director

Katherine Palmer Gordon practised as a corporate lawyer in New Zealand and Canada during the 1980s—1990s, and has since operated an independent governance, negotiations and strategic advisory consultancy in both countries. In that capacity she served the government of British Columbia as a Chief Negotiator of treaties for several years, and continues to serve the New Zealand government as a Crown Chief Negotiator of Treaty of Waitangi historic settlements.

The author of six award-winning non-fiction books in Canada and a contributor to a number of New Zealand publications, Katherine has also participated on the National Executive and Council of The Writers’ Union of Canada and on the Board of Access Copyright, the Canadian collective licensing agency. She continues to serve as the Chair of the Writers’ Union Grievance Committee. A member of the New Zealand Society of Authors, Katherine has two works of non-fiction in progress.

Dr Dana Wensley

Director

Dr Dana Wensley is a professional member of the NZ Society of Authors, a Committee Member of the Top of the South Branch of the NZ Society of Authors, and the PEN (NZ) representative for freedom of speech. Dana writes on issues touching on the intersection of law, society, politics, and morality. She has a Ph.D. from King’s College, London, an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland, and a postgraduate diploma in writing from the School for Writers, Humber College, Toronto. Previously she has been a Research Fellow at the University of Otago, an assistant editor of the Bulletin of Medical Ethics in London, and a member of the Guelph Mercury Community Editorial Board in Canada.

Sam Elworthy

Director

Sam grew up in South Canterbury and studied in Dunedin where he edited the student newspaper and wrote a book on student life, Ritual Song of Defiance: A Social History of Students at the University of Otago. After completing his Ph.D. in the US, Sam became the Editor-in-Chief at Princeton University Press. Back in New Zealand, Sam is Director of Auckland University Press. He has been President of the Publishers Association of New Zealand and has chaired the Michael King Writers' Centre Trust and the Book Awards Governance Group.

Graeme Coslett

Director

Graeme is a newly appointed CLNZ board Director, starting in 2017. He brings a range of experience working in the education sector, as a teacher, a former Board of Trustees Chairperson, and currently as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). He is a professional member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Andrew McKenzie

Director

Andrew is one of two directors appointed to CLNZ’s board in 2014 bringing significant commercial experience to our organisation. Currently Andrew is Chief Executive Officer at Housing New Zealand and prior to that was General Manager Finance, in the Construction Group at Fletcher Building and Chief Financial Officer at Auckland Council. Andrew is passionate about the next generation being able to make a living from their creativity and is a director on a number of boards.

Prof. Pat Walsh

Chairperson

Emeritus Prof. Pat Walsh was appointed to the CLNZ board in 2014 and brings his breadth of experience in the tertiary sector to CLNZ. He is the former Vice Chancellor of Victoria University and former Chair of the Universities New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committee. He is currently chair of Agri One, a joint venture between Lincoln and Massey Universities, the New Zealand Indonesia Council and the Academic Quality Agency.

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

Previous reports

Policies

We have a range of policies and procedures covering various aspects of our business operations.

Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct sets out the standards of service that copyright owners and users can expect to receive when dealing with Copyright Licensing. Read our Code of Conduct (pdf).

Personal Information

Personal information is any information about an individual that can identify that individual. In relation to our business, it may include phone numbers, addresses and information concerning individual publishers, authors, licensees, informants or suspected copyright infringers. We take our obligation to comply with the privacy principles set out in the Privacy Act very seriously. You can find out more about the privacy principles we adhere to.

Distribution Policy

We’re focused on helping owners of creative content earn a living from their work. The revenue we collect from licensing, after operating costs, is distributed to the owners of the works copied. For more information on how we distribute the money we collect from licensing, take a look at our Distribution Policy (pdf).

Compliments and Complaints

If you’ve had a great experience with us or have suggestions on how we could improve our services, we would love to hear from you. We want to provide a great service, so please include your name, contact details and a brief description of the situation. We will endeavour to get in touch with you within three working days. Please send feedback via our ‘Get in touch’ page.

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 & Annual Report

Governance, Policies & Annual Report

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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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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