Copyright. Protection for original work.

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What is copyright?
Copyright protects original work like prototype drawings, artwork, photographs, advertising brochures and sound recordings.
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How do you protect copyright?
Registration of copyright is not required, however, there are ways to let others know that your work is subject to copyright.

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How long does copyright protection last?
Copyright protection applies to a work only for a limited period of time. This varies depending on the category of the copyright work.

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What is copyright?


The term “copyright” refers to a bundle of exclusive rights given to owners of original works like prototype drawings, films and sound recordings. In New Zealand, copyright is an automatic unregistered right that comes into existence every time an original work is created, published and performed. Read more...