27 No copyright in certain works

(1)

No copyright exists in any of the following works, whenever those works were made:

(a)

any Bill introduced into the House of Representatives:

(b)

any Act as defined in section 29 of the Interpretation Act 1999:

(c)

any regulations:

(d)

any bylaw as defined in section 2 of the Bylaws Act 1910:

(e)

the New Zealand Parliamentary Debates:

(f)

reports of select committees laid before the House of Representatives:

(g)

judgments of any court or tribunal:

(h)

reports of Royal commissions, commissions of inquiry, ministerial inquiries, or statutory inquiries; or

(i)

reports of any inquiry established under section 6 of the Inquiries Act 2013.

(1A)

No Crown copyright exists in any work, whenever that work was made,—

(a)

in which the Crown copyright has not been assigned to another person; and

(b)

that is incorporated by reference in a work referred to in subsection (1).

(1B)

Except as specified in subsection (1A), nothing in subsection (1) affects copyright in any work that is incorporated by reference in a work referred to in subsection (1).

(2)

Subsection (1) shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council; and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made appointing different dates for different paragraphs of that subsection.

Section 27(1): brought into force, on 1 April 2001, by the Copyright Act Commencement Order 2000 (SR 2000/245).

Section 27(1)(h): amended, on 27 August 2013, by section 39 of the Inquiries Act 2013 (2013 No 60).

Section 27(1)(i): inserted, on 27 August 2013, by section 39 of the Inquiries Act 2013 (2013 No 60).

Section 27(1A): inserted, on 14 April 2005, by section 3 of the Copyright Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 33).

Section 27(1B): inserted, on 14 April 2005, by section 3 of the Copyright Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 33).