Navigating the New Zealand music industry

Tag archive

Copyright Act

Copyright review workshops

in Industry by

Places are still available for a series of public workshops being held by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise for the upcoming review of the Copyright Act.

One of the Auckland events is now fully subscribed but a second workshop is still open, as are the ones in Wellington and Christchurch.

Keep Reading

Industry welcomes Issues Paper

in Industry by

Industry organisations have cautiously welcomed the release of the Issues Paper for the review of the Copyright Act.

Although the documents appears to rule out of one the music industry’s key priorities – harmonisation of copyright terms – Recorded Music NZ says it is looking forward to working with the Government on the review.

General counsel Jo Oliver says music is a defining element of NZ culture, with New Zealand musicians continuing to enjoy success both here and overseas.

Keep Reading

Government review rules out copyright term extension

in Industry by

The Government’s review of copyright legislation looks as if it will not address one of the music industry’s key priorities: the extension of the copyright term from 50 to 70 years.

On Friday (November 23), Commerce and Consumer Affairs minister Kris Faafoi released the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s long-awaited issues paper on the Copyright Act. It is the first stage in a public consultation process, which will include workshops in February and March.

Recorded Music NZ  argues that NZ is one of the few countries that does not give artists and record companies a 70 year term of copyright protection for their work, which means they stop earning revenue from their recordings 50 years after they are released.

Keep Reading

Go to Top