Permission to copy

​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.

General public

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

Education

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.

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Education

Education

We know that sharing and copying resources within the learning environment is an integral teaching asset for your staff and students. This is why holding a CLNZ Education Licence is so vitally important.
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Business

Business

If you intend to copy, scan or share printed material with staff that you didn’t create yourself, chances are you need a CLNZ Commercial Licence.
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Government

Government

If you intend to copy, scan or share printed material with your colleagues and staff that you didn’t create yourself, chances are you need a CLNZ Government Licence.
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Permission to copy

Permission to copy

​Copyright applies to all published material including books, journals, newspapers, magazines, art and music – even when the copyright symbol © is not displayed.
Learn more
Resources

Resources

We have created these useful guides to explain the ins and outs of a CLNZ Education Licence.
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