Farewell and thanks to Fabiana Kubke

CCANZ Advisory Panel Chair Fabiana Kubke has now come to the end of her four-year term as Chair, and we want to express our thanks and appreciation for her devoted service. Fabiana has been an active member of the Creative Commons community for many years and served on the first incarnation of the CCANZ Advisory […]

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July 2017 newsletter

Change is afoot at CCANZ Creative Commons is reorganising itself at the international level. We’re hard at work figuring out what that means for us here in Aotearoa NZ. Stay tuned for more news here, on our mailing list, and in our Loomio group. NZ copyright law review We’re excited that the long-promised review of NZ’s copyright […]

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Copyright Review

CCANZ is delighted to let everyone know that MBIE have announced an upcoming review of the Copyright Act. The objectives of the review are to: assess how well the Copyright Act 1994 is meeting our objectives for copyright identify any barriers to achieving the objectives and how these affect creators, publishers, distributors, users and consumers […]

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Safer spaces

Recently, Mandy and I attended ‘Safer spaces’ training put on by our funders and partners InternetNZ and delivered by Rebecca Fraser, Trustee of the Kotare Trust. It was a useful opportunity to reflect on our own privilege and how this is influencing our work. To quote Vanisa Dhiru, Acting Community Programme Director at InternetNZ: “InternetNZ is doing this training […]

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June 2017 newsletter

Meet our new Public Lead CCANZ has a new Public Lead: Mandy Henk, who introduces herself here. Mandy is based in Auckland and you can get hold of her on either mandy@creativecommons.org.nz or 022 426 8970. Welcome Mandy! Thanks to Keitha Booth Very grateful thanks to Keitha Booth for stepping in as the Interim Public […]

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Feedback from the CC Global Summit

This year our new Public Lead Mandy Henk and I were lucky enough to both attend the Creative Commons Global Summit in Toronto at the end of April (after which I went exploring Canada for a few weeks, which is why this blog post is a bit late). It was the first time either of […]

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Welcoming Rachel Hamilton-Williams to our Advisory Panel

We’re really pleased to welcome Rachel Hamilton-Williams to the Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Advisory Panel. Rachel started Katipo Communications Ltd in 1995. Among their best-known products is Koha, an open source library management system which has had significant NZ and international adoption. Rachel has wide experience in the tech sector, building working relationships with […]

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Our new Public Lead Mandy Henk introduces herself

Kia ora koutou New Zealand! I’m Mandy Henk, the new Public Lead for Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. Getting involved with copyright is a bit like joining the mafia–once you’re in, you’re in. There’s no way out. I was first inducted back in 2004. Back then, I worked for Vanderbilt Law Library. As the Access […]

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Grab your copy of our book about CC in NZ!

We’re thrilled to have published  A Quiet Revolution: Growing Creative Commons in Aotearoa New Zealand. The past few years have seen a quiet, relatively well behaved, and entirely legal revolution in Aotearoa: the growth of a thriving Commons of works made available under Creative Commons open copyright licences. A Quiet Revolution tells Kiwi stories as diverse […]

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April 2017 newsletter

Open Data Day shenanigans NZ celebrated international Open Data Day last month, and Stats NZ held a datarama with great success. It’s really encouraging to see the practice of open data becoming more mainstream with each passing year. You can even get cushion covers of openly licensed maps of Aotearoa! Podcast on textbooks & open […]

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