||This New Zealand work is in the public domain both in New Zealand and in other countries adhering to international copyright treaties, because its copyright has expired or it is not subject to copyright. According to the New Zealand Copyright Act of 1994 as elaborated on by the the Standing Committee on Copyright of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA), as of May 2011:
| Type of material
||Copyright has expired if ...
|| For photographs, manuscripts, archives, music scores, maps, paintings, and drawings published anonymously, under a pseudonym or the creator is unknown:
|| photo taken or work published prior to |
1 January 1966
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|| dated 1944 or earlier
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|| No works1 until 2045
|| For photographs, manuscripts, archives, music scores, maps, paintings, and drawings (except A-C)
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|| For oral histories, music, computer-generated work and spoken word sound recordings
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