Introduction to Copyright in New Zealand

This resource outlines what copyright protects, how long copyright lasts, and much more.

Guide  \  27 Sep 2017

Copyright does not protect an idea, but protects how an idea is expressed. The Copyright Act 1994 as amended in 2008 sets out New Zealand’s copyright law.

This information sheet outlines the types of works copyright protects, how long copyright lasts, the exceptions to who owns copyright work, the rights of copyright owners, and how to mark copyright work.