Copyright applies to all published material including books, journals, newspapers, magazines, art and music – even when the copyright symbol © is not displayed.
Generally, if your copying falls outside of the guidelines below, you need to gain advanced permission from the copyright owner to copy and share their material.
You can make one copy from an original when:
- it is for your own, personal research or private study
- you have written permission from the copyright owner
For lesson planning, teachers are permitted to:
- make one full copy of an original
- make multiple copies from an original of up to 3% or three pages (whichever is greater). The section copied must not giveaway significant information ie. chapter summaries.
Getting advanced permission from copyright owners can be time-consuming and costly, that is why gaining a print licence from Copyright Licensing New Zealand is the smart choice. Find out about our different types of licences.