Music, screen and interactive creators on the need for strong copyright
May 20, 2019
More than 30 New Zealand screen, music and interactive media creators – including the NZ Game Developers Association – have submitted a joint position paper to the Government’s review of the Copyright Act. The group represents New Zealand film makers, television producers, broadcasters and home entertainment distributors, songwriters, composers, recording artists and music companies, production and post production companies, and interactive media and game developers.
New Zealand is a proudly creative country and interactive games are one of our largest creative industries. Creators of interactive projects make a valuable cultural, social and economic contribution, and copyright helps creators choose how they share their work and how they earn a living. At the same time game creators also benefit from accessing a wide range of tools and content online, under a range of paid and free-to-use licenses such as open source and Creative Commons.
‘Kiwi Creativity Doesn’t Just Happen’ outlines the various associations’ shared priorities in the review of the Copyright Act. The paper can be read here.