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Advertising Standards Authority
This is the official website of New Zealand's Advertising Standards Authority. It contains Advertising Codes of Practice that provide the rules by which all advertisements in all media should comply. It also contains reports and addresses, complaints procedures, and results of complaints hearings.

APRA - For Composers, Authors, and Publishers of Music
This is the website of the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). This copyright collecting society, operating in New Zealand and Australia, represents 30,000 music writers and publisher members. As part of a world-wide network of similar organisations, APRA also provides local representation for more than 1,000,000 international composers. APRA also manages the reproduction rights of AMCOS, the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society.

British Board of Film Classification
This database of film classifications includes scrutiny of language, sex and nudity, and violence of films. It also contains a student guide to the Board's history, and the classification process.

Broadcasting Standards Authority New Zealand
The Broadcasting Standards Authority provides an opportunity for New Zealanders to be involved with broadcasting standards. It aims to have fair broadcasting for all New Zealanders and support fairness and freedom in broadcasting through impartial complaints determination, effective research, and informing stakeholders. This website provides links to New Zealand broadcasters and related national and international organisations.

Copyright Licensing Limited
Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL) is a collective licensing organisation which provides centralised copyright clearance services for the copying of extracts from books, periodicals, and journals for internal use within New Zealand institutions. Includes information about copyright, what material can be copied, licensing schemes and limits, and links to related sites.

Copyright Protection in New Zealand
This page from the Ministry of Economic Development website has detailed information on the regulations, conditions, and exceptions to copyright laws of New Zealand.

Film New Zealand
The website of Film New Zealand, an organisation which facilitates access for national and international film makers who wish to film in New Zealand. Includes information on locations, facilities, crews, permits, immigration, transport, accommodation, and other things of relevance to film making.

Hidden Agendas - The Films and Writings of John Pilger
This website features the film and the print journalism of John Pilger. The site looks in detail at the issues raised in Pilger's films on Iraq, Vietnam, East Timor, Burma, Australia, and Indonesia, and explores his concerns about the increasing power of global media organisations. Includes video clips and articles written by John Pilger.

Music Publishers' Association of the United States
This US music trade organisation fosters communication among publishers, dealers, music educators, and all ultimate users of music. It addresses issues related to every area of music publishing with an emphasis on the issues relevant to the publishers of print music for concert and educational purposes.

New Zealand Film Commission
The website of the New Zealand Film Commission, Te Tumu, Whakaata, Taonga. Includes film industry news and funding information, and details of the latest and recent New Zealand feature and short films. A search of the film catalogue locates information on any New Zealand feature or short film title or film maker.

New Zealand Press Council
The New Zealand Press Council consider complaints against newspapers and other publications. It may also consider complaints about the conduct of persons and organisations towards the press. It promotes freedom of speech and freedom of the press in New Zealand and maintains the New Zealand press in accordance with the highest professional standards.

NZ On Air
This website has information about NZ On Air and trends in public broadcasting in New Zealand and overseas. The website gives access to funding application forms and guidelines, information about services, and a range of research documents. Includes information about, and links to, the Sound Archives and the New Zealand Film Archive as well as specific information for students and researchers, musicians, broadcasters, and producers.

Office of Film and Literature Classification
The Office of Film and Literature Classification is the Government body responsible for classifying publications that may need to be restricted or banned. The legal definition of a 'publication' covers a wide range of mediums such as films, videos, music recordings, books, magazines, and computer games. Contains downloadable information sheets.

Public Address: Hard News - The Weblog of Russell Brown
This site is suitable for NCEA media studies students and teachers. It is the weblog of New Zealand media commentator Russell Brown and includes current and archived posts searchable by topic or by entering keywords. Posts contain references to related news articles and media broadcasts.

Radio New Zealand: Mediawatch
This page from the Radio New Zealand website provides details of the Mediawatch radio programme. Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers, and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media. It also examines the performance of the agencies, corporations, and institutions that regulate them. Audio clips of programmes are available online.

This website has details of the Screenrights licence for schools and other educational institutions in New Zealand. The licence has been established under provisions in the New Zealand Copyright Act that provide schools with access to an important educational resource while ensuring that the rightsholders who make the programmes educators want to use are paid for their work. Includes information on copying issues.   

The Film Archive
This is the website of New Zealand's film archive. The site presents a series of feature articles, stories and video clips that highlight the role that film and moving images play in New Zealand's culture, and includes a Taonga Māori collection - a collection of images with significance to Iwi Māori. It also provides information about research and viewing facilities. The Film Archive's Education Screening Programme in the Wellington region offers teachers support in key curriculum areas.