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Tohatoha releases poker-style card game to teach Creative Commons licensing
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Tohatoha releases poker-style card game to teach Creative Commons licensing

11 December 201814 August 2019

Just in time for Christmas, Tohatoha NZ has released a new educational card game that aims to teach players about Creative Commons licensing in a fun and engaging way. Designed by New Zealander Cam Findlay – open-source software and open data advocate, and Product Manager for the NZ Government’s open data service data.govt.nz – the...

A novel idea
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A novel idea

20 August 201814 August 2019

How a Kiwi novel published under a Creative Commons license is paving a new path for aspiring writers in New Zealand A new novel by a young Kiwi author has been published under a Creative Commons license – only the second novel in New Zealand history to be published this way, and the first such...

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Mike Wolfe of the Authors Alliance is coming to NZ

6 September 20166 September 2016

We’re thrilled to welcome Mike Wolfe of the Authors Alliance to Aotearoa for a few days this month. Michael Wolfe is the Executive Director of Authors Alliance and a Copyright Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. He is a copyright attorney licensed to practice in California. The Authors Alliance is a...

Update on the Indigenous Knowledge Notice
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Update on the Indigenous Knowledge Notice

25 September 201525 September 2015

Kia ora koutou, In late 2013, CCANZ organised a meeting about the potential development of an indigenous knowledge notice. This notice – similar in motivation to the Traditional Knowledge labels from Local Contexts – was intended to provide a tool to make it easier for kaitiaki of indigenous works to give clear statements about what...

Volunteer to Adopt an Organisation
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Volunteer to Adopt an Organisation

17 June 201517 June 2015

We’re looking for volunteers to help local organisations to adopt Creative Commons licensing. At present, we’re particularly keen to help local schools implement Creative Commons policies, though if you have another local organisation that would like to help, feel free to get in touch. You don’t have to be an expert — we can teach...

NZGOAL Version 2
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NZGOAL Version 2

21 May 201521 May 2015

Two week ago, the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme announced the release of NZGOAL version 2.0. For those who don’t know, NZGOAL is a great piece of government policy, which was approved by Cabinet in 2010. In essence, NZGOAL advocates for the use of Creative Commons licensing across the state sector. Some organisations, like...

The Creative Commons GLAM Road Trip
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The Creative Commons GLAM Road Trip

7 April 20157 April 2015

For the month of March (and a little bit of April), Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand have been travelling around New Zealand spreading the word about open access and open licensing for local Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. In case you didn’t make it to any of these events, we’ve embedded the slides below, along...

Open Access Week 2014
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Open Access Week 2014

14 October 201414 October 2014

Announcements and Week-Long Activities University of Canterbury and Lincoln University Video Release In a joint initiative with Lincoln University , the University of Canterbury will be launching 6 short videos each with a different researcher explaining how their research has benefited from being open access. They will be showcased on the main Library webpage. University...

Towards an Indigenous Knowledge Notice
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Towards an Indigenous Knowledge Notice

19 June 201419 June 2014

What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand (CCANZ) is the kaitiaki of the Creative Commons (CC) licences in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide free legal tools that help people release their works for others to share and reuse, in order to grow the commons, that store of works freely available to access and...

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The Unintended Benefits of Libre Licensing

7 May 20147 May 2014

Daniel Strypey Bruce [This is a piece from a member the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ community., and is licensed CC-BY-SA. If you want to write for us, please email matt@creativecommons.org.nz.] When Land Information New Zealand officials, prompted by the support in NZGOAL for free culture CC licenses, started liberating the publicly-funded map data they hold...

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