Collecting Societies

Licensing of literary works
CLNZ was established in 1988 by the Book Publishers Association of New Zealand Inc. CLNZ is now jointly owned by PANZ (formally BPANZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).

CLNZ provides licenses to help make copying, scanning and sharing printed works easy and legal for education providers, businesses and government departments. We represent the interests of authors and publishers and pay them when their work is copied.

+64 9 486 6250 / Freephone: 0800 480 271
+64 9 486 6260

L4, 19-21 Como St.,
PO Box 331488, Takapuna,
Auckland 0740, NZ


Paula Browning
Chief Executive
  • Print publishers
  • Authors
  • Book publishers
Rights administered by the Collecting Society? Right held by virtue of a law or statute? Possible by law to have these rights cleared directly by the right holder without involving the Collecting Society?
Reproduction / copying rights Yes Yes Yes
Public performance rights N/A N/A N/A
Distribution rights / rights to issue copies to the public Yes Yes Yes
Rights to communicate to the public / make available over the internet Yes Yes Yes
Other rights  
  • Reprographic/copying rights
Yes Yes Yes