Copyright licensing

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Your one-stop copyright licensing solution

NZSTA have teamed up with licencing agencies to take the guesswork out of copying for schools.

There are three copyright licences to choose from that enable schools to 'read more, hear more, see more' material with students from print, music, radio and television resources. Now you can easily pick and choose the licence options that best suit your school's needs and purchase through NZSTA. The licences are renewable annually and are calculated on a per head basis.

NZSTA member boards receive a 5% discount on the CLNZ, OneMusic and Screenrights copyright licences (when purchased through NZSTA) if paid before 31 August 2018.

Each year, we send a licencing notice out to all schools to let them know about costs for each licence based on enrolment numbers. If you have not received your licence notice by the end of June or would like to amend your copyright invoice, follow the instructions on copyright invoicing below. Alternatively, you can contact us for further information by ringing 0800 663 486 or emailing Copyright Coordinator

To assist, we have created this easy to follow brochure that highlights the benefits of each licence and their cost.

Also, the Copyright compliance guidelines for schools provides more information on copyright in schools.

If you have a query regarding one of the licences please contact the agency directly.

Note:  If your school would like to show a movie for non-educational purposes (movie night fundraisers for example), you need to obtain a PPL licence. This may not cost money but can protect your school from copyright infringement. Contact for more information.


0800 480 271 0800 800 663 0800 44 2348  





Copyright Invoicing

If you wish to amend your invoice or obtain a new invoice, for the period 01/07/2018 to 30/6/2019 please follow this link -  

Email: Copyright Coordinator


Copyright FAQs

What is copyright?

The right to say who can make copies of creative materials such as books, films, radio and television programmes, music and video games.

Who owns the copyright?

The creator of any original work – e.g. the author, musician, photographer, film production company etc.

How can schools gain access to creative resources?

By buying originals, making copies for students in accordance with the Copyright Act and through copyright licences.

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