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Copyright licensing

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Your one-stop copyright licensing solution

Schools can purchase their copyright licenses from the NZSTA Copyright online system.

NZSTA member boards receive a 5% discount when they purchase and pay before 31 July.

Copyright licence types:

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You can easily pick and choose the licence options that best suit your school's needs. The licences are renewable annually and are calculated on a per head basis.

Copyright licensing

The licence period is for a 12-month period from 1 July-30 June. Each year, NZSTA will email schools to remind them about renewing their licence in time for the new period.

Buy/Renew Copyright licence

If you have any questions, contact us on or call  0800 663 486.

Other contact details

0800 480 271 0800 800 663 0800 44 2348  




If your school would like to show a movie for non-educational purposes (e.g. movie night fundraisers), you need to obtain a PPL licence.

Contact for more information.

Copyright FAQs

How do I login to NZSTA Copyright?

If you're logging in for the first time, you need to activate your account and set up your password by clicking on the link we emailed you on.

If you didn't receive the email, please email

How do I buy/renew copyright?

  1. Log-in here using your login details
  2. Fill in your school's roll and contact information
  3. Select the type of licence you require
  4. Save and print your invoice
  5. If you are an NZSTA member board, pay your invoice by the 31 July to receive a 5% discount

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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