The claim process

We’re focused on helping owners of creative content earn a living from their work. At different times of the year, we distribute funds collected from licensing fees to Rightsholders.

New Zealand Revenue Distribution

What: from New Zealand licence fees
When
: between October/December each year

This distribution is completed once a year between October/December and is for all funds collected domestically from licence fees. Data and revenue is collected throughout the year and processed by our Research and Data entry team. One of our biggest challenges is tracking down Rightsholders (owners of the creative works copied), so we encourage you to keep your records up to date with us (including contact details and banking information).

Overseas Revenue Distribution

What: from overseas licence fees
When: between May/July each year

This distribution is completed once a year between May/July and is for all funds we receive from overseas RRO organisations like ours (Reproduction Rights Organisations) that we have agreements with.* This means that if you’re a New Zealand Rightsholder and your publication is copied overseas in a country that has an agreement with us, the local RRO will send the funds to us and we will distribute these back to you.

Find out which organisations and countries we have agreements with here.

*excluding UK-based Author's Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd (ALCS). See below for more info.

ALCS Distribution (UK-based revenue)

What: from UK-based ALCS revenue
When: twice a year, between February/March and September/October

While our general distribution of monies to copyright owners is made once a year, we also make additional distributions on behalf of the UK-based Author’s Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd (ALCS). We have an agreement with ALCS to act as their agent and receive and distribute royalties collected and held by ALCS where these are due to New Zealand writers.

Who we are looking for

Sometimes it is difficult to track down the writer to whom a distribution payment is due. To help us contact the correct person, please take a look below and get in touch if it's you or someone you might know.

ALCS Distribution
Julie O'Flaherty

Recognise a name? Email us here and please remember to include your name and contact details so we can get in touch. Thanks!

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Working for you

Working for you

Every day people make copies of printed material for a number of reasons: education, research, information and business. Often they do so without approval of the owner of the works being copied.
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Paying Rightsholders

Paying Rightsholders

Before we can distribute funds to Rightsholders, we first need to know what has been copied.
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The claim process

The claim process

We’re focused on helping owners of creative content earn a living from their work. At different times of the year, we distribute funds collected from licensing fees to Rightsholders.
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Supporting the creative industry

Supporting the creative industry

Good New Zealand books and their authors are close to our heart and we’re out to declare our unreserved love.
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Who we work with

Who we work with

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

Resources

We have created these useful guides to explain the ins and outs of our various copyright licences.
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