Terms and conditions of use

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1. Overview: By using the scoop.co.nz and its partner websites, or by using Scoop Content, you are deemed to agree to these terms and conditions of use without qualification.

    1.1. Set out below are our terms and conditions for use of Scoop;

    1.2. These terms and conditions apply to use of all content published on scoop.co.nz and to all content published on any partner websites; and

    1.3. To all content distributed by any media monitoring service, whether licensed by Scoop or not, when that content can be traced to Scoop or its partner websites.

    1.4 Agreement: If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use, discontinue your use of Scoop Content :

      1.4.1. By accessing Scoop you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions; and

      1.4.2. You agree to act in accordance with our terms and conditions regardless of how you access our material.

2. Ownership of copyright: Scoop and its partner websites invest heavily in continually building an invaluable archive of original and aggregated content.

    2.1. Scoop Subscriber Services Limited is the proprietor of copyright in all content as it is published on scoop.co.nz and its partner websites, and will exercise its rights to protect such content subject to these terms and conditions, and pursuant to the Copyright Act 1994.

    2.2. Scoop Content includes but is not limited to all articles, aggregated content, text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the scoop.co.nz and its partner websites, as well as all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto ("Scoop Content").

    2.3. Scoop Subscriber Services Limited expresses control over all Scoop Content by the copyright laws and all other intellectual property laws of New Zealand and the United States, and through all applicable international copyright treaties.

3. General limitation of use: Scoop is committed to open access and public interest journalism and therefore uses an ‘invisible paywall system’.

    3.1. Scoop Content, whether produced by Scoop or by any contributor to Scoop, is licensed freely to personal and private users :

      3.1.1. Personal and private users may read, view, download, circulate, reproduce and distribute Scoop content provided that Scoop Media is attributed (where applicable) as the source of the content, and provided the purpose of such use has no commercial purposes or ends.

      3.1.2. Scoop Content may not be used for any other purpose without the prior written consent of the Scoop Media, unless the content is expressly labelled as “creative commons”.

    3.2 Commercial use of Scoop Content expressly restricted: Scoop supports licensed commercial use of its content and introduced the end user licence in 2012.

    3.3. Unlicensed commercial use of Scoop Content is expressly prohibited by Scoop Subscriber Services Limited :

      3.3.1. Commercial users include companies, organisations, institutions, partnerships, government departments, associations and societies, trusts and other entities, whether registered or unregistered, private or public, and whether for profit or not for profit that use Scoop Content in any professional capacity.

      3.3.2. ‘Use’ encompasses, but is not limited to, downloading, sharing, e-mailing, direct linking, copying, reading, extracting, scraping, selling content, by employees, workers, agents or automated devices, or anything else what-so-ever that could be reasonably held to violate Scoop’s copyright pursuant to applicable copyright law and Scoop’s limitations of use.

      3.3.3. ‘Use’ encompasses receiving, without an end user license, any Scoop Content from any unlicensed media tracking or monitoring service. Receiving includes in whole or in part, including by link.

      3.3.4. Commercial users are invited to obtain end user licences from Scoop Subscriber Services Limited to legitimise use Scoop Content.

    3.4. Commercial users can subscribe to professional media tracking for Scoop Content by contacting Newsagent;

    3.5. Commercial users can enquire about obtaining an end user licence for using Scoop Content by e-mailing licensing@scoop.co.nz.

4. Media tracking or monitoring of Scoop Content is expressly prohibited: Scoop does not permit unlicensed redistribution of Scoop Content by media monitoring or tracking services.

    4.1. All unlicensed harvesting and/or redistribution of Scoop Content by media tracking or monitoring services, whether automated, computerised or manual, is expressly prohibited.

    4.2. Media tracking or monitoring organisations using or intending on using Scoop Content can apply for a redistribution license by e-mailing licencing@scoop.co.nz.

    4.3. Subscribers and clients of media tracking or monitoring services which are not expressly licensed to distribute Scoop Content are put on notice that receiving unlicensed Scoop Content infringes Scoop’s copyright.

    4.4. Anyone using a third party service to access or monitor Scoop's copyrighted content also requires a Scoop end user license. Commercial users who are currently using third party services to monitor Scoop can enquire about obtaining an end user licence for using Scoop Content by e-mailing licensing@scoop.co.nz.

    4.5. If you are using a third party service to access or monitor Scoop's copyrighted content and are unsure whether your service has a license email licensing@scoop.co.nz.

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