Copyright and the creative sector

Author:
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment - MBIE
Source:
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Publication date:
2016

Copyright attaches to a broad range of original creative works. It attaches to feature films and novels, as well as home videos and social media posts. It even attaches to software code. Because copyright attaches to such a broad range of creative works and does not need to be ‘registered’ anywhere, the impact of copyright is difficult to measure.

The study of the role of copyright and designs in the creative sector (the Study) is a first step towards better understanding how copyright is used in practice and in context.

This report summarises the information gathered throughout the Study. It does not make policy recommendations or represent a complete picture of the activities and views of the creative sector. ...

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Last updated: 2016-12-27