The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Copyright law and piracy

Copyright refers to the exclusive rights given to owners of original works such as literature, films and sound recordings.

Copyright law is the responsibility of the Ministry of Economic Development.

The law is clear about what can and can't be copied, but many people are not familiar with the rules.

See: Information about copying CDs and console games (link kindly supplied by Consumer Online - see our Disclaimer)