Introducing our new Communications Lead

Kia ora everyone, my name is Elizabeth Heritage and I’m the new Communications Lead here at Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ. Today’s my first day and I’m really excited to get started! I’m a British Kiwi and have lived in the UK and NZ. I’m a publisher by trade, although I have also been a policy […]

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We’re Hiring

We are offering a position for a skilled person to work at Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, based in central Wellington. Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is a non-profit based in Wellington that provides free legal tools and advocates for free and open access to publicly funded copyright works, including research and educational resources. This […]

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We’re Moving to the OER Foundation

On behalf of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, I’m excited to announce that we’re moving affiliate hosts to the Open Education Resource Foundation. This will mark the end of our four year affiliate relationship with the Royal Society of New Zealand. CCANZ came to the Royal Society in 2010, after the Council for the Humanities […]

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Join the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ Advisory Panel

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand invite expressions of interest from individuals for placement on the CCANZ Advisory Panel. We are specifically interested in hearing from those with experience or involvement in education or technology/business. The purpose of the Panel is to provide guidance on the governance and strategic direction of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, […]

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Nethui Meetup: Generation Open

Wednesday 9 July, 2014 5.15 to 6.30pm Sky City, Auckland. Room TBD Free Over the last four years, New Zealand’s culture and knowledge has become indisputably more open. Schools, universities, libraries, public agencies and artists from across the country are now releasing their work into the commons, for everyone to share and reuse. The commons […]

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Towards an Indigenous Knowledge Notice

What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (CCANZ) is the kaitiaki of the Creative Commons (CC) licences in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide free legal tools that help people release their works for others to share and reuse, in order to grow the commons, that store of works freely available to access and […]

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Open Research Practice

Come along and hear from Kaitlin Thaney, Director of Mozilla Science Lab about the future of open research practice. We will also hear from people in universities, government, and the private sector who are active in open practice. As a inaugural director of the Mozilla Science Lab Kaitlin Thaney fosters an ongoing dialogue between the […]

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Taupaki School

Taupaki School is a co-educational primary school, located an hour north-west of Auckland. On 20 February 2013, Taupaki School’s Board of Trustees passed a Creative Commons policy, giving permission to Taupaki’s teachers to share and collaborate, legally. Paula Hogg has been the chair of the Taupaki BoT since 2012, and oversaw the passage of the […]

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The Open Textbook Cookbook

In November last year, a team of academics, librarians and students got together to hack a media studies textbook – in a weekend. The textbook was published online earlier this year as an open textbook under a Creative Commons Attribution licence, and is available at no cost for educators and students to use. The licence […]

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The Unintended Benefits of Libre Licensing

Daniel Strypey Bruce [This is a piece from a member the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ community., and is licensed CC-BY-SA. If you want to write for us, please email matt@creativecommons.org.nz.] When Land Information New Zealand officials, prompted by the support in NZGOAL for free culture CC licenses, started liberating the publicly-funded map data they hold […]

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