CCANZ February 2017 newsletter

Come work for CCANZ!

We’re looking for a new Public Lead here at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. Could it be you? Applications close next Friday, 10 February 2017. Please pass the link on to anyone you think would be interested.

CCANZ funded til 2018

And we’re able to recruit for a new Public Lead and plan a full stream of work for 2017 because we’ve got funding from MBIE in the second half of the 2016-17 financial year and the 2017-18 financial year. Hooray! Thank you MBIE!

MBIE copyright survey published

The report of the MBIE creative sector copyrightsurvey report is now out. There’s an interesting opinion piece on it from Patricia Aufderheide in the National Business Review.

Australian report favours Fair Use

Speaking of interesting reports on copyright, the Australian Productivity Commission report is out now too. There’s a great opinion piece co-authored by CC Australia’s Nic Suzor on some of the implications, including the recommendation that Australia should introduce Fair Use.

New guidance for licensing images and databases

Two new guidance notes have been released under the NZ Govt Open Access Licensing framework to help those in the public sector working through the practicalities of licensing images and databases.

NZ open data resources

There’s heaps of cool stuff on data.govt.nz as well, including open data resources, community engagement info, and recent case studies. Great to see this valuable info has moved from ict.govt.nz to its new home.

Catch up on NDF conference

For anyone who was unable to attend National Digital Forum conference last year, the videos are up now, including one of the copyright panel starring our own Victoria Leachman.

CC around the world

Aotearoa is officially one of the top ten global leaders in open policies, according to the Open Policy Network (see page 72). Librarians in the US are considering the future of the US Register of Copyrights – although goodness knows what will happen now the Trumpocalypse is well underway.

Icon credit: Rain 1, 2009, via Waimakariri District Libraries. CC BY-NC-SA.

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