New Zealand Law Society - Copyright Tribunal Member

Copyright Tribunal Member

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Copyright Tribunal.

The Copyright Tribunal (the Tribunal) is a statutory body with jurisdiction under the Copyright Act 1994 (the CA). The Tribunal currently consists of a Chairperson and four members appointed by the Governor‑General on the recommendation of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and in the case of the Chairperson, following consultation with the Minister of Justice.

Specific skills required

Candidates are being sought with the following specific skills and experience:

  • Appreciation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the applications of its principles into the work of the Tribunal.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Wai 262 claim.

Additional skills, experience and attributes required

Appointments to the Tribunal are predicated on the values and ethos of public service. All members should have the following skills and expertise:

  • Relevant academic or copyright background, preferably in law, economics, commerce, or public administration.
  • Experience in, or the ability to, interpret legislation (experience in judicial or tribunal procedures may be an advantage).
  • Understanding of copyright issues, or experience in a sector involving works of copyright (such as the creative arts, publishing or audio-visual services).

More information

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Copyright Tribunal requires at this particular time.

MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, including age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations, to enable the Board to be high-performing.

Candidates wishing to put forward an expression of interest should enclose a copy of their CV and submit a cover letter outlining why they wish to be a member of the Copyright Tribunal refer to the position description for more details.

Apply online. Applications close on Friday, 14 October 2022.

For enquiries about the position, please contact

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