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Copyright is an international form of protection for original copyright works (such as literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works). Countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention protect the rights of copyright owners from other countries in the same way they do for domestic copyright owners.

In New Zealand, copyright protection is a statutory right under the Copyright Act 1994. The Act provides for protection against unauthorised use of copyright works as soon as they are put into material form. It is not the information used in a work that is protected, but the way in which it is expressed by the author. Copyright gives authors (writers, artists, composers, etc.) the exclusive legal rights to:

  • copy the work;
  • issue copies to the public;
  • perform the work in public;
  • show the work in public;
  • broadcast the work or include it in a television programme;
  • adapt the work by translation or dramatisation;
  • transfer any such rights to another;
  • defend their works from derogatory treatment; and
  • be identified as the author of the work.

Copyright protects the rights of authors to receive remuneration for their work and encourages them to continue creating for the good of society, and more particularly for the advancement of learning.

Copying of all or part of a work without a licence, or without approval from the copyright owner, is an infringement of copyright unless there is a statutory exception to such infringement.