Newbie needing helping regarding ISBN & Copyright licensing.
I am new to lulu.com and am currently working on a short poetry book that I plan to upload soon. I am in New Zealand and I have a couple of questions regarding the ISBN and copyright. Is it better for me to claim a lulu.com ISBN or should I go through the National Library of New Zealand and request an ISBN or does it make no difference? (I am unsure if it will affect distribution etc or not).
Also regarding copyright, in NZ there is system for copyright registration. Any original work is protected the minute it is put into material form. I was wondering since lulu.com is a US based website, would that mean I would still need to apply for US copyright licensing even though I am in New Zealand and there is no licensing required here?
Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.