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    CLNZ NZSA 2024 Research Grants Open

    Applications open for cash grants to support NZ writers   Applications are now open for the CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants to help writers research a fiction or non-fiction writing project. Kua tuwhera ināianei ngā tono mō ngā Karāti Rangahau o te CLNZ | NZSA hei āwhina atu māu e rangahau tō hinonga, tō kōrero paki, […]

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  • New service to help local writers and artists protect their creative rights

    March 25  Only 12% of New Zealand creatives surveyed by Copyright Licensing NZ (CLNZ) are confident they know their rights when it comes to copyright. But failing to keep on top of crucial documentation and understand copyright implications can have serious financial consequences. A new offering aims to address this knowledge gap by making copyright […]

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  • UN Cybercrime Convention must not become a tool to undermine international human rights standards

    PEN INTERNATIONAL 24 January: Signatories stress that the Convention should only move forward if it pursues a specific goal of combating cybercrime without endangering the human rights and fundamental freedoms of those it seeks to protect, nor undermining efforts to improve cybersecurity for an open internet. Joint Statement on the Proposed Cybercrime Treaty Ahead of […]

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  • UK Trade bodies launch joint updated industry statement on professional values

    The UK Publishers Association,UK Society of Authors, UK Booksellers Association and UK Association of Authors’ Agents have relaunched a document,  updated by representatives of the industry associations in consultation with their memberships. A number of new organisations have also endorsed the statement, including the Association of Illustrators, the Translators Association, Publishing Scotland, the Independent Publishers […]

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  • Writers Guild Strike settlement – key wins

    WRITERS GUILD STRIKE – USA   Key victories include a 5% increase in minimum wages, improved residuals for streaming, and protections against AI exploitation.   Writing Rooms Standards – A minimum of three writers for shows up to six episodes and up to six writers for series of 13 episodes or more – standards crucial […]

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  • Successful recipients of the 2023 CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants announced

    29 November 2023 We are excited to announce the successful recipients in this year’s round of Contestable Fund Grants, with a total of $75,000 granted. Applications were invited for projects that had clearly defined and measurable outcomes that aligned with the Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Cultural Fund’s objectives. The Contestable Fund is part of […]

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  • Appointment of an Author Director Copyright Licensing New Zealand

    November 2023 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is seeking a member of NZSA to join its Board of Directors The Position Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is seeking a member of NZSA to join its Board of Directors. This appointment process is being undertaken by the Board to find a suitable candidate to replace a […]

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  • Authors orgs raise concerns about Spotify audiobook streaming offer

    Australian Society of Authors In a new audiobook streaming deal, Spotify has announced that their Premium subscribers in the UK and Australia/NZ may access up to 15 hours of free audiobook content per month. It has been reported that all of the major publishing houses have agreed to this streaming deal and over 150,000 audiobooks […]

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  • IAF’s principles for Artificial Intelligence and Authorship

     21ST SEPTEMBER 2023 AI,  IAF,  NEWS The International Authors Forum (IAF) has developed a set of principles that must be upheld in any policy in this area where the use of AI technologies intersects with authors’ work and intellectual property (IP). These principles are intended to provide guidance for discussions and policymaking, acknowledging that a broad legal framework […]

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  • $25,000 Writers’ Award has been awarded to Writer Tom Doig

    Tom Doig has been awarded the 2023 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) inc, $25,000 Writers’ Award for his project, with the working title We Are All Preppers Now: Kiwis Making Plans for the End of the World. Tom Doig says […]

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  • We Create election manifesto 2023

      We Create’s creative sector 2023 election manifesto can be viewed HERE:     WeCreate INITIAL B.I.G V5  

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  • Election 23: Vote for Books & Reading – VOTE 23! Collated responses!

    NZSA, PANZ, CLNZ & The Coalition for Books sent the Book Sector Manifesto: Election 23: Vote for Books & Reading out to all parties: both to the leaders and those candidates with ministerial assignment. We collate the responses to our specific book sector asks for you below:   DO YOU AGREE WITH THESE POLICIES TO SUPPORT […]

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