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.

This is where we come in.

Getting your head around the Copyright Act can be frustrating, as can hunting down the copyright owner every time you need to ask permission to copy a printed work.

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is jointly owned by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA). As a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFFRO), we are part of a global network that represents the interests of publishers and authors from all around the world.

Our tailored licensing solutions allow education facilities, businesses and government departments to copy, scan and share from copyright protected material including books, magazines, journals and periodicals; beyond what is permitted under the Copyright Act 1994.

We are a not-for-profit business and all net proceeds from licensing fees are distributed to copyright owners.

International agreements

Copyright Licensing 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 us 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 New Zealand titles are copied overseas, the local RRO can remit the funds to us for distribution to the New Zealand copyright owner. Likewise, if an international title is copied under our licence, we will remit the funds to the relevant overseas RRO for distribution to the copyright owner.

Check out who we work with here.

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Are you an author or publisher?
If you are a copyright owner, find out more about how we can work with you here.

Are you an education provider or business owner?
Find out more about the types of copyright licence solutions we offer here.

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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

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