March 2017 newsletter

Advisory Panel member wanted

We’re looking for a new CCANZ Advisory Panel member focussing on the business & tech sector. Could it be you? Applications close 17 March. Please shoulder-tap anyone you think fits the bill.

New global CC network proposal

There are new ideas afoot for how the global Creative Commons network – including CCANZ – should operate. Read more and add your comments.

What I’ve learned about copyright

After about 2.5 years as the CCANZ Comms Lead, Elizabeth reflects on what she’s learned about the strange practice of copyright in a (CC-licensed!) essay for The Pantograph Punch.

Upcoming events

CC international summit soon

The next international Creative Commons summit will be held in Toronto, 28-30 April. Elizabeth will be attending for CCANZ and will report back.

Overseas expert visiting

On 23 March InternetNZ and the University of Auckland will be hosting a speech by Patricia Aufderheide of American University in Washington DC called “Fair use, fair dealing and creative production: Lessons from creator experience”. More info & register here.

Boost for Open Access in Aus

Our friends across the ditch have just launched FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reuseable) to promote Open Access to research outputs.

CC around the world

Interesting piece in Gizmodo: Should anyone own the most powerful gene editing technology ever invented? (Spoiler: probably not.) The latest Global Information Society report has now been published.

Icon credit: Te Moana, 2010, Christchurch City Libraries. CC BY-NC-SA.

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