Copyright Act 1994

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  • This version was reprinted on 17 March 2016 to make corrections to sections 54, 134K(1), 135, 144A(2)(d) and 144B(2)(d) under section 25(1)(j)(i), (ii), and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
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).

(1C)

Subsection (1A) does not affect copyright in any New Zealand Standard (as that term is defined in the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015).

(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).

Section 27(1C): inserted, on 1 March 2016, by section 44(2) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91).