September 2016 newsletter

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September 2016 newsletter
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Creative Commons news

Two great pieces of news that are a material help in keeping CCANZ going: LIANZA is generously giving us desks rent-free, and InternetNZ is funding us. Thank you so much!

Visiting US expert giving talks

We’re excited to welcome Mike Wolfe of the Authors Alliance to Aotearoa next week. Mike will be giving lectures and workshops on open access to research, copyright & the TPPA in Auckland and Hamilton on 12 & 13 September. Register now!

Copyright workshop at NDF

For those of you planning to attend the National Digital Forum conference (and/or anyone in Wellington), please come to our copyright workshop on Monday 21 November. You don’t have to buy a full ticket, you can get one just for the workshop. All welcome!

Upcoming events

Regional Digital Fora

As if those events weren’t enough, NDF is also running regional events between now and their conference: Bay of Plenty on 21 Sept, Dunedin on 23 Sept, Hawke’s Bay on 27 Sept, and Auckland on 28 Oct. Sure to be fun and useful for those working in NZ’s galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.

Australasian Internet award winners

Five Kiwi companies were among those winning cash and prestige at the Australian and NZ Internet Awards. Congratulations!

CC around the world

Some schools in Uganda are adopting Open Educational Resources (OER). The OER Policy Development Toolkit for Higher Education is now online. The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is adopting Creative Commons. The Singapore Ministry of Law has issued an invitation for public consultation on proposed changes to the copyright regime in Singapore. CC HQ has requested permission to file an amicus brief in litigation between Great Minds and FedEx Office and Print Services regarding the CC BY-NC-SA licence.

Icon credit: Arabian Nights illustration, Edmund Dulac, 1907 (via the National Library of NZ on Flickr). No known copyright restrictions.

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