Australia’s Mayer and Bettle turn 5

From Jessica at Creative Commons Australia: This week marks the fifth birthday of ccAustralia’s fabulous animated mascots, Mayer and Bettle. So we thought it was a good time to give them a bit of love. I’m sure you’re all fans, but for those new to CC, Mayer and Bettle are the stars of a 5 […]

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All settled in Thorndon

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand has shifted offices to the Royal Society of New Zealand. Nestled in the bustling Thorndon area of Wellington, there are plenty of new workmates and friends. Now on to new opportunities and welcome changes!  

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Music history with Flying Nun

 The early Flying Nun music videos were as raw and uncompromising as the songs they accompanied. Think Len Lye and Don van Vliet, not David Fincher nor Bruce Weber. Many were made with next to no budget. This selection by Shepherd himself documents a taster menu from a great wee record label’s cellars. (Hansen) The […]

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Luke Rowell DISASTERADIO

Luke Rowell, the man behind Disasteradio. Five albums released between 2002 and 2005 are licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike and can be downloaded from his website or the Internet Archives. Tell us a bit about what you do. I’m an independent musician making synthesizer dance/pop music with a fun, referential edge. I ‘grew up’ […]

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NZ’s Wayne Macintosh on Open Education and Policy

Creative Commons HQ “CC Talks With” series presents … WikiEducator’s Wayne Mackintosh: Open Education and Policy (by Timothy Vollmer) At the beginning of this year we announced a revised approach to our education plans, focusing our activities to support of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement. In order to do so we have worked hard […]

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Open Education Resources New Zealand inaugural newsletter

The Open Education Resources Portal for New Zealand Schools aims to create an online community for foster the collaborative development and sharing of online resources in support of the national NZ curriculum. OERNZ’s first newsletter (CC-BY) celebrates the Open Education Resource Commons for New Zealand Schools and encourages educators to get involved. “It’s a natural […]

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Survey of how people define ‘noncommercial’ use

Creative Commons has published a new study in collaboration with Netpop Research (and with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) called Defining “Noncommercial:” A Survey of How the Online Population Defines “Noncommercial” Use. The study was conducted via empirical online surveys, open access polls, interviews and focus group discussions to investigate understandings of ‘noncommercial […]

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Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is a publicly-subsidised vocational education and training organisation located in Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. It provides a range of vocational courses, offering certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies in Travel and Tourism, through Automotive Engineering to Midwifery. Taking an open view of teaching, learning and research, Otago Polytechnic reconsidered […]

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NZ on Screen

NZ On Screen is an NZ On Air initiative that commenced in 2007. As NZ On Air has funded over 15,000 hours of local television production, NZ On Screen has become an integral part of its digital strategy delivering much of this content, previously not easily accessible, to the public. The majority of NZ On […]

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Mukuna Ltd.

The Mukuna Gig Guide is a service that helps bands, venues, promoters and punters find each other on the Auckland and Wellington events calendar, and uses Creative Commons to release event information online. “Mukuna’s aim is to provide accurate and informative music event listings, with as little bias as possible,” says co-founder Jeff Root. “We […]

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