Copyright Amendment Act 2005

Copyright Amendment Act 2005

Public Act2005 No 33
Date of assent14 April 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Copyright Amendment Act 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Copyright Act 1994 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 No copyright in certain works
  • Section 27 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after subsection (1), the following subsections:

    • (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).


Legislative history

12 April 2005Divided from Legislation (Incorporation by Reference) Bill (Bill 250-1), third reading