Friday, October 30, 2009

How to register a copyright in New Zealand

If you live in New Zealand or publish content there, you might be wondering how to register a copyright in that particular country. The answer is: you don't.

Unlike many English-speaking countries, New Zealand lacks any official copyright registration process. This does not mean that original content is not copyrighted in New Zealand; it means that one must find more unique ways to establish the ownership of a copyright. (Visit Cyber Law Facts' article on proving a website copyright for more information on ways to establish copyright, particularly as it relates to online content.)

For more information, please see the New Zealand government's information page on their country's copyright law, entitled, Copyright Protection in New Zealand.

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