• UK and NZ agree to $1-billion free trade deal – NZ Herald – copyright

    October 21, 2021 Read Article Here: UK and New Zealand agree to $1bn free trade deal – NZ Herald “For its part, New Zealand will eliminate tariffs on 100 per cent of tariff lines on British imports on the day the agreement comes into force. The agreement will also change New Zealand’s copyright laws, which […]

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  • International concern about Internet Archive-National Library deal

    André Chumko STUFF, Oct 18 2021 An international group of authors including Sir Philip Pullman are concerned about the National Library’s partnership with the Internet Archive. “To find that a great national library like that of New Zealand is collaborating in a scheme to break the cherished copyright laws and give our work away for […]

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  • Sir Philip Pullman writes to the National Library

      Read the letter from the President of the UK Society of Authors, Sir Philip Pullman to Rachel Esson and Minister Tinetti about the Internet Archive.    Here: Philip Pullman UK SoA To Hon Jan Tinetti – Minister for Internal Affairs  Rachel Esson – National Librarian 30 September 2021 Dear Jan Tinetti and Rachel Esson, […]

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  • Our writers are being hung out to dry – FROM THE SPIN OFF

    Mandy Hager | Guest writer Published in The SpinOff September 25, 2020 Opinion The president of the New Zealand Society of Authors wants very much to talk about money. It’s six years since I last bought new knickers. I know this because it’s six years since I earned enough to replace the old ones I’d […]

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  • Appointment of an NZSA Director for Copyright Licensing NZ Board 2022

    Appointment of an NZSA Director for Copyright Licensing NZ Board 2022 Copyright Licensing New Zealand The Organisation Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is jointly owned by the Publishers Association of New Zealand, Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc (NZSA). The only […]

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  • Sci-Hub, Copyright, and Creativity

    Libertarian politics undergird techno-utopianism. Canada can teach us a lesson.   Kent Anderson It’s become commonplace to hear copyright denigrated as a useless and archaic constraint on information flows. Despite commercial protections of intellectual property dating back to the US Constitution (and before) as a way of promoting “the Progress of Science and the useful […]

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  • Horizon 2020 Writers Income Survey – NZ

      Horizon Research Writers’ Earnings Survey Report 2021 FINAL Click on the link above to read the survey on writers earnings in NZ for 2020.

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  • Attorney-General asked to investigate National Library-Internet Archive deal – STUFF

    Click here to read:       Attorney-General asked to investigate National Library-Internet Archive deal | Stuff.co.nz Article by Andre Chumko on STUFF  Sep 15 2021 Authors and publishers have asked the Attorney-General to investigate the legality of the partnership between the National Library and the Internet Archive ahead of a looming New York court case […]

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  • NZSA ADVOCACY – Policy Tweaks to Improve Conditions for NZ Writers

      NZSA ADVOCACY POLICIES 2021

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  • Cheapskates RNZ cough up

    READINGROOM RNZ tried to get away without paying writers a red cent for their work When Radio New Zealand recently announced its short story competition for the Nine To Noon show, writers from all over the country flocked to their computers to create or revise a story for submission. This isn’t surprising: there are limited avenues […]

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  • $25,000 Writers’ Award has been awarded to Writer, Architectural Designer, and Housing Advocate, Jade Kake

    Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi,Te Whakatōhea,Te Arawa) has been awarded the 2021 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) inc, $25,000 Writers’ Award for her project on the legacy of Professor Rewi Thompson (1953-2017; Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa). Working with Jeremy Hansen, Jade’s book will […]

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  • Online Storytimes Aotearoa during lockdown – GUIDELINES FOR LIBRARIES, SCHOOLS AND ECE’S

    DEVELOPED BY THE COALITION FOR BOOKS IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANZ, LIANZA, CLNZ AND NZSA  Guidelines for libraries, schools and early childhood education centres   Schools, libraries, and early childhood education centres are keen to ensure that New Zealand children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these unsettling […]

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