Our Roadmap

How can we best provide promotion and education about Creative Commons to our community? We welcome you to visit our jurisdiction wiki page to see what we’re already planning to do over the next six months. There are lots of ways you can give us ideas and feedback about what you’d like to see us […]

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New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework

The New Zealand government has taken positive steps toward open access licensing this winter as the ‘NZGOAL framework’ has been aproved by Cabinet. Part of the framework’s purpose is to provide guidance on licensing of government copyright works for re-use using Creative Commons licences. The release of NZGOAL was announced by the Minister of State […]

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CC Aotearoa in 140 characters or less

A lot of spontaneous Creative Commons-relevant discussion floats around in the wider Twittersphere. To keep tabs on what we’re interested in you can now follow us here on Twitter.

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Advisory Panel

I’m pleased to introduce our inaugural CC Panel Members who will be contributing to Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. Penny Carnaby, National Librarian. Penny Carnaby and The National Library have been involved with Creative Commons in New Zealand since its first planning stages and have supported its development under the Council for the Humanities. Wayne […]

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Support Creative Commons across the world

A message from CC International… As a supporter of Creative Commons, you recognise the importance of what we do to make knowledge easily, freely, and legally available to everyone. We are excited to announce the Catalyst Grants program, through which we will be awarding grants of $1000 to $10,000 to researchers, educators and technologists around […]

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CC Asia Pacific’s second newsletter

The second installment of the Creative Commons Asia Pacific newsletter has arrived. Inside you’ll find a range of stories and news items from the region, including an interview of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand by Creative Commons Australia from 2009.

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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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