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50 years if created before 1945[edit]

en:Template:PD-NZ-50-years and the en.article Crown Copyright adds that the Crown Copyright in New Zealand can be of 50 years if the picture was produced before 1945. A new template may be needed ? Sebjarod 09:35, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

I've moved the template. Superm401 - Talk 08:37, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Also, why does it say "postage stamp"? A citation to an original source (i.e. the law, or a New Zealand copyright office) would be very helpful. Superm401 - Talk 08:38, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
I agree that there should a citation and an appropriate reference to a NZ law. Meanwhile, I am adding "or a similar artistic work" to change a little the wording. --Michael Romanov (talk) 15:58, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

review of upgrade with non crown limits[edit]

The template needed to be ugraded to cover not just expiration of crown copyright, but other NZ copyright expirations covered in the 1994 act (ammended in 1998 to cover computer works in the class including audio and television). Some notes:

  • Format follows PD-AU. This sets precedence rules simply. For instance if a photo was taken by a crown photographer after 1944, it doesn't matter than the photographer died more than 50 years ago. The crown copyright has precedence.
  • Length. The table is now no longer than the australian PD template, but further compression is possible.
    • Removed: I have abbreviated the exceptions, eliminated the typographic case and various explanatory text in order to reduce table size. This version[1] has a fuller list.
    • Not mentioned: This does not mention commercial publication (25 years) due the complexity of qualification rules. Also omitted are special cases such as when a work was thought to be anonymous whose author is later revealed whose death is less than 50 years ago. ,
    • Ideas for further compression: Make the template refer to images only. Non image cases could be moved to a separate template since those will rarely be exercised. That would eliminate the legal bills exception line and the audio/television case.

-J JMesserly (talk) 18:32, 20 April 2009 (UTC)


Are these three examples correct?

  • example 1: author of the photo is from New Zealand and died before 1959? YES, apply this template
  • example 2: author of the photo is from New Zealand and died before 1959 and firstly published his photo outside New Zealand? NO, do not apply this template
  • example 3: author of the photo is outside of New Zealand and died before 1959 and firstly published his photo in New Zealand? ???

--Snek01 (talk) 19:19, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

External link #3[edit]

Currently, the third external link points to a broken link.

Should it rather point to http://www.lianza.org.nz/sites/lianza.org.nz/files/lianza_copyright_guidelines_december_2010.pdf? Schwede66 01:43, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Major revision needed[edit]

The broken links should be changed or deleted. The latest update on the NZ Copyright Law is that prepared as the LIANZA Public Document Number 1/2005, ISSN 1174-7897, and dated May 2011. According to it, there is no reservation for any works by the Crown dated 1944 or earlier or published works by the Crown after 1945. That means that the template requires a major revision in accordance with the current NZ Copyright law. I am going to do this revision. --Michael Romanov (talk) 14:54, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

In the Copyright Act 1994, there is Schedule 1: Transitional provisions and savings. It sounds like this Schedule 1 does provide certain provisions and exceptions that are qualified under the previous NZ Copyright Acts. Then, a careful consideration and revision by a person competent in laws (and especially in NZ laws) would be required. At the moment, I am just fixing the broken links. --Michael Romanov (talk) 15:41, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Copyright expiry[edit]

Should this template talk about 1 January 1962? It says 1961. I see that a template is supposed to work out the correct year. Is that template working? Schwede66 07:38, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it should now say 1962. Purging the cache fixed it. I wonder if there is a way of scheduling purges for such templates. --Avenue (talk) 03:34, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

50 years[edit]

I want to use a photograph taken by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew. He died on 20 September 1964.
1. Can I upload it on 21 September 2014? or must I wait until 1 January 2015
2. Can I just upload it to Wikipedia right now and place the non-commercial restriction on it?
Anyone know? Eddaido (talk) 04:48, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Pre-1944 images?[edit]

My understanding is that any photograph taken before 1 January 1944 had its copyright expired before the 1994 Act came into force, and so is public domain - see discussion here.

{{PD-Canada}} and {{PD-Australia}} - countries with similar provisions, 1949 and 1955 respectively - both mention this on the public domain template, but we don't seem to deal with this for New Zealand. Any reason why it's not listed? Andrew Gray (talk) 01:28, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Link to RIANZ doc broken[edit]

Hi all, I just noticed that the link to the RIANZ copyright guidance is broken. I can't remember what it looked like before -- can someone who remembers fix it? Is this the right document? Cheers Ballofstring (talk) 07:25, 14 May 2015 (UTC)