Court of Appeal clarification good news for authors and publishers
3 June 2015On 20 April the Court of Appeal handed down a decision that has helped clarify the provisions of the Copyright Act relating to licensing bodies.
Tweet Challenge for authors and publishers
3 June 2015You could win a $150 dinner at the restaurant of your choice
NZ Publishers Call for Economic Evidence in TPP Discussions
3 June 2015Leaked documents suggest that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement may result in an extended copyright term. New Zealand’s current provision, as required as a minimum by the Berne Convention, is ‘life of the author plus 50 years’, and the suggestion is that it may move to ’life plus 70 years’. Life plus 70 years is standard in nearly all major western economies.
Five things you need to know to about the 2015 research grants
3 June 2015If you’re about to undertake research for a writing project – whether it’s for a fiction or non-fiction work – then take a look at the CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants. Applications open 19 June and close 31 July.
We heart NZ authors!
3 June 2015We are supporting the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Licensing: what we’re saying to schools
3 June 2015School licences expire on 30 June so we’re currently in the process of talking to schools about the importance of copyright and reminding them that it’s time to get licensed for the year ahead.