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Exhibition exploring online misinformation set to tour NZ
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Exhibition exploring online misinformation set to tour NZ

2 November 20202 November 2020

Tohatoha and InternetNZ to bring ‘The Glass Room’ to Kiwi schools and libraries A globally successful public exhibition that explores how social media and the Internet have changed the way we interact with information online is set to visit New Zealand for the first time, with support from non-profit groups Tohatoha and InternetNZ. Called The...

US author Virginia Eubanks to visit NZ in March 2019
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US author Virginia Eubanks to visit NZ in March 2019

25 February 201915 February 2020

‘Automating Inequality’ author set to speak in Auckland and Wellington on the impact of technology, data and algorithms on the poor and working-class. US-based professor and writer Virginia Eubanks will visit New Zealand in March for a series of events promoting her new book Automating Inequality and discussing the impacts of technology and big data...

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...

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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...

Sign up for the Creative Commons 2015 Road Trip
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Sign up for the Creative Commons 2015 Road Trip

18 December 201418 December 2014

In March 2015, we’re holding (at least) 18 events across the country, focusing on schools and GLAM (that’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums). These events will be a chance to discuss how Creative Commons is being used across New Zealand’s school and GLAM sectors. Our schools and GLAM organisations make and look after an extraordinary amount...

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Sharing, Collaboration and Copyright

18 March 201418 March 2014

Over the last week, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand has been running free ‘CC in Schools’ workshops across the country. Later in the week, we’ll post slides, audio and summaries of each of the speakers, as well as the issues raised in the lively Q&As that followed. With support from InternetNZ, these workshops talked about how...

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Hacking a Media Textbook (in a Weekend)

11 November 201311 November 2013

On the weekend of 16-17 November, a group of academics and librarians across Australia and New Zealand are getting together at their respective campuses to collaboratively write – or ‘hack’ – an open textbook. Led by Erika Pearson, Richard White and Simon Hart at the University of Otago – with assistance from Bernard Madill –...

Launching the OERu
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Launching the OERu

29 October 201329 October 2013

During Open Access Week 2012,  Dr Wayne Mackintosh, a long-serving member of the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ advisory panel, detailed an ambitious plan: the OERu, a credit-providing university based entirely on open educational resources. One year later, a slew of tertiary institutions have signed up, including New Zealand’s own Wintec and Lincoln University, as well...

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Public Lecture: 'Constructing a Technological Commons'

13 June 201313 June 2013

In this public lecture, Professor Peter Lee from UC Davis will discuss ways to enhance access to inventions produced or funded by public institutions, producing what he calls a “technological commons.” Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and the Royal Society of New Zealand, the lecture will “challenge the traditional, market-based nature of...

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