Some useful links for freelancers and commissioning editors.
New Zealand links
MED on NZ copyright
Copyright Council of NZ
The Copyright ActCopyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act
A government review of the implications of digital technology for the Copyright Act 1994 resulted in the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008.
Also, see the chapter on copyright in News Media Law in New Zealand by John Burrows and Ursula Cheer.
See also Make Money Freelance News Writing by Ian McCrone.
National Union of Journalists
NUJ 'rate for the job' website
Periodical Writers Association of Canada
National Writers Union
Australian Copyright Council