• INTERNET ARCHIVES UPDATE – 15 FEB 2019

    We have updated you previously on the Internet Archive, who scan and distribute books (still under copyright) without permission. This practice has been widely condemned by Author’s organisations globally. The Internet Archive have now stated that they prefer to work directly with individual authors and invited authors to contact them directly with any complaints. We […]

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  • Widespread copyright breach: Authors’ associations demand that Open Library stops lending scanned books

    The Society of Authors (SoA) in the UK and the Authors Guild (AG) in the US are simultaneously demanding that the Internet Archive’s Open Library stops lending scanned copies of physical books, reports Publishing Perspectives. In an open letter, the AG criticises the ‘faulty legal argument’ of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) used by the Open Library to the […]

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  • WeCreate welcomes government’s Copyright Issues Paper

    WeCreate, the alliance of New Zealand’s creative industries, has welcomed MBIE’s release of an Issues Paper on Copyright in New Zealand. The Intellectual Property Team at MBIE have conducted extensive engagement with stakeholders that have an interest in copyright and the paper is informed by this engagement. New Zealand’s creative people and creative businesses generate […]

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  • Author Incomes in Steep Decline – Canadian report blames educational copying

    October 22, 2018 Note from NZSA:  In New Zealand there is NO ELR or Educational Lending Right to compensate for the use of books in school and classroom libraries (as exists in Australia and the UK), and a copyright licence from Copyright Licensing NZ is merely optional for schools, to recompense for material copied over and above the […]

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  • CLNZ 2018 Contestable Fund Grant Recipients Announced

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is once again excited to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. The 2018 Contestable Fund Grant recipients are: Dunedin Writers […]

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  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards

    Winners of the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards were announced tonight at the uLearn18 conference held at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. Teachers from around the country joined the official panel of education experts and cast their votes to add their choice of best resources to the judge’s selections.   The awards recognise the […]

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  • Copyright Act needs update for 21st century

    Published in STUFF by Paula Browning Sept 26, 2018 OPINION: Copyright is hard to understand for most New Zealanders and well, for many of us, just a little boring. That’s understandable – but for our writers, artists, musicians and creative businesses it matters a lot. In fact it keeps many of them awake at night because it’s […]

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  • $25,000 Writers’ Award provides a unique view into the history of Aotearoa.

    CLNZ Writers’ Award 2018 Writer Nic Low (Ng?i Tahu), has been presented with the 2018 CLNZ Writers’ Award at the NZSA National Writers Forum in Auckland on Saturday evening (22 September 2018). Nic receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project Uprising. This literary non-fiction book will tell […]

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  • Four New Zealand writing projects awarded grants – CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant recipients 2018

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers.  The successful recipients were announced at the NZSA National Writers Forum in Auckland on 22 September 2018. Three Open Research Grants of $5,000 each were awarded to […]

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  • Finalists announced for the Copyright Licensing Education Awards 2018

    At a time when teachers are time-poor, professionally published resources that support teaching practice are hugely valuable.   The CLNZ Education Awards 2018 celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018 to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the success of New Zealand resource providers in […]

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  • Illegal book download site Oceanofpdf.com has been taken down

    Piracy website Oceanofpdf taken down Published August 1, 2018 by Charlotte Eyre in the UK magazine The Bookseller Oceanofpdf, a website that was giving away pirated e-books, has been taken down. The website, in operation for seven months, had a US domain name and offered users free PDF or Epub downloads of thousands of books, angering […]

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  • CLNZ Contestable Fund 2018 – $75,000 OPEN NOW

    If you’re working on a project that aims to make a positive impact on New Zealand writing and publishing, you should consider applying for a CLNZ Contestable Fund Grant. This year, $75,000 is available to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing sector growth. Each year, a portion of the revenue collected by Copyright Licensing New Zealand […]

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