July 2017 newsletter

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July 2017 newsletter
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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 law is now underway! MBIE is compiling a mailing list of interested parties, so if you want to be kept up to date, please email CopyrightActReview@mbie.govt.nz

Open Access to NZ health research

The government’s recently published Health Research Strategy 2017-27 includes a commitment that the government will ensure “policies support open access to research findings”. This is a positive step forward and we’ll be working to help make this happen in practice.

Upcoming events

CC global network strategy underway

The new strategy was approved at the Creative Commons summit earlier this year. Learn about what this means and how to stay abreast of international developments.

Open Government in NZ

Having finished her role as Interim Public Lead of CCANZ, our good friend Keitha Booth is currently conducting an independent review of NZ’s open government action plan. We looking forward to reading her report later this year.

CC around the world

The Open Knowledge International blog has an interesting piece on the state of open data licensing around the world. In case you missed any of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group’s excellent webinars, the notes and slides are online. The campaign to get Fair Use written into Australian copyright law is in full swing.

Icon credit: Zealandia boat, 2014, via NatureWatchNZ. CC BY.
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