Copyright and the creative sector

A study into the role of copyright and designs in the creative sector.

In 2015 the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs launched the Study into the creative sector. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the creative sector and how it interacts with the copyright and designs regimes, in the face of a changing technological landscape.

The Study was led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, in consultation with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. As part of this Study we talked to sector participants directly (71 interviews and over 100 workshop participants), surveyed the sector (440 responses) and sought consumer views (online focus group).

The result of the Study is the Copyright and the Creative Sector report. As well as informing government, we hope that this report helps to inform the sector and the wider public about the copyright regime and its use in New Zealand.

The report is a first step towards better understanding how copyright is used in practice and in context. We welcome your comment and feedback on this report

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We would like to thank all of the creative sector participants who gave us their time and openly shared their valuable insights and experiences.

View the Terms of Reference and information on the study process.

Study of the role of copyright and designs in the creative sector

Background information on the Ministry’s study of the role of copyright and designs in the creative sector (the Study) and terms of reference.

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