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INDUSTRY NEWS

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES REVIEW OF NZ COPYRIGHT ACT
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today released the terms of reference for a review of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.
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IPTC RELEASES RESULTS OF 2016 SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO METADATA TEST
Important image metadata is not retained in images after upload to some of the most popular social media sites, according to a study by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC). The missing data includes key copyright and identification information as well as descriptive data about the image.
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NEW CIVIL AVIATION RULES FOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT
New Civil Aviation Rules for unmanned aircraft coming into force next week will improve aviation safety for operators, other airspace users and people and property.
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FEATURES & COLUMNS

LEGAL MATTERS: COPYRIGHT AND COMMISSIONED WORKS
One of the most important parts of the New Zealand Copyright Act for photographers, designers, artists, software developers and other creators of original works - and their clients - is the "Commissioning Rule". This Rule (contained in section 21(3) of the NZ Copyright Act 1994) provides that, where an original work is created on a client's instructions for a fee (or other reward), then the client (not the creator) owns the copyright in the work.
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NEW PRODUCTS: SONY ALPHA 9
Sony Electronics has today introduced their new revolutionary digital camera, the α9. The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created - mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.
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COMMON SENSE AND PLAIN DEALING
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: "Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing." Photographers and their clients could profit immeasurably if each lived by Emerson's words in their daily dealing over rights to use images.
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