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Copyright help

Questions about copyright or our licenses?

  • contact Fiona Rongo, our Library and Learning Services Manager.

Learn more about copyright

Copyright Overview

Our CLNZ (Copyright Licensing NZ) license allows us to extend copyright to copy up to 10% or one chapter from a single source.  This allows you to

  • make multiple copies (for distribution to students as handouts or a coursepack) for educational purposes
  • share copied material in print or electronically with students
  • avoid the inconvenience of gaining permission from each individual publisher to copy their work

What does the license cover?

  • books and textbooks
  • newspapers
  • journals and magazines
  • artistic works (such as illustrations) as published in a book

Copyright applies to everything published online. 

  • Websites - check for permission to use its content.  Note: even if there is no copyright statement on the site, it is still protected by copyright.
  • YouTube videos - all online videos are protected by copyright. Check the license or permissions before downloading videos to use for a class.
  • Commercial videos, DVDs or CDs - get the copyright owner's permission to re-use.

Our ITP music license allows us to use music for educational purposes.

It allows us to:

  • use music in lectures and tutorials
  • play music at MIT events as long as there is no charge for entry
  • make archival records involving music
  • use music for other related teaching and administrative activities at MIT
  • make music available or transmit it via our secure networks like MITNET or CANVAS for educational purposes

Our Screenrights license allows us to copy:

  • any television or radio programme - movies, documentaries, news and current affairs
  • anywhere -  at home or at work
  • from any channel - pay or free-to-air

allows us to download:

  • any legally available AV material - podcasts, vodcasts or programmes from the internet
  • in any format - DVD or hard drive
  • to use for teaching or to keep in the library

CLNZ Education License Guide