Jurisdiction: Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
Date submitted: September 2010
We are the kaitiaki of the New Zealand CC licences that enable the voluntary sharing of copyright material in Aotearoa. We're a kiwi remix on an international movement toward open access licensing and are here to support Creative Commons in New Zealand.
Priorities for the remainder of 2010
- Achieving appropriate transparency
- Promoting CC in the context of NZGOAL
- Re-establishing local ties with the education sector
- Helping facilitate widespread participation in Mix and Mash
- Transferring our website to WordPress
More to come in 2011 ...
- Producing some clear promotional materials (such as pamphlets, videos or animations)
- Holding our first CCANZ salon
- Coordinating volunteer efforts more effectively
- Facilitating a study on the outcomes of CC licensing in NZ
Deliverables (6 month forecast)
It's CCANZ's aim in 2010 to partner with other institutions and sector groups in order to create awareness and promote CC more effectively to more communities. The following list sets out some collaborative efforts planned for the near future.
The people from CCANZ (Public Lead, Legal Team, Advisory Panel Members, volunteers or RSNZ) who will we know so far will be involved in each activity are bracketed.
We are rebuilding our jurisdiction website on WordPress and expect to complete this by the end of November. The similar yet new version will make it easier for us to publish documents like Panel Meeting minutes and presentation slides. (Joshua Gross [RSNZ] and Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
Website and social media content
Along with our social media channels (Twitter and Flickr) we aim to keep the website up to date with news and events, and provide three more 'Featured Commoners' (which are interviews or case studies) by January. (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
A basic licence uptake and user feedback report
The Public Lead should have completed an up-to-date licence uptake report by the end January 2010. The report summarises general licence user trends and feedback, and uses Google search in conjunction with the CC Licence Monitor to vaguely map licence uptake in New Zealand. (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
CCANZ and others are partnering with DigitalNZ to run Mix and Mash. The great NZ remix and mashup competition The content remix and API mash-up competition commences in Novemember 2010. It aims to encourage licensing of some government and institutional content for re-use and to reward new assets created from CC and out-of-copyright material. Sign up at the website to receive details. (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
Workshops and Presentations
State Agencies and NZGOAL
The State Services Commission are facilitating for State Agencies on the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework in late 2010. CCANZ will contribute to the workshops and document main discussion points. (Keitha Booth [Advisory Panel] Richard Best [Legal Team] and Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
This British Council New Zealand program explores and celebrates New Zealand's urban multicultural artistic talent, and is all based on CC principals. CCANZ had been involved in the project since 2009 but will step up its promotional activities and work with PIYN more closely to document experiences and outputs via our networks. This commences in 2011. (Helen Baxter [Advisory Panel] and Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
CC and Eduction
CCANZ will work with the Ministry of Education and WikiEducator to provide some workshops for schools on CC in February 2011. CCANZ will also be working more closely with WikiEducator and the Open Education Resource Foundation to offer support in projects - such as their new collaboration with the Open Courseware Consortium to create resources for open content licensing in education. (Wayne Mackintosh [Advisory Panel] Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
Indigenous knowledge workshops
In 2008, Professor Susy Frankel from the CCANZ Legal Team and Huhana Rokx from the Council for the Humanities facilitated some discussion meetings on Māori knowledge and how it relates to the application of CC licences. It was proposed at the time that a workshop would be held to explore the matter after relevant processes within the Waitangi Tribunal had played out. Plans for such a workshop will possibly be resumed in 2011 at Susy's discretion, although it is also possible for us to contribute to this thread by facilitating Māori translations of some basic CC resources. (Susy Frankel [Legal Team] and Aroha Meed [Advisory Panel])
Most of the Creative Commons stakeholders and community groups in New Zealand could be categorised under the following:
Government. Agencies and staff who advocate for ‘open government’ and the principles of open access in public sector information.
Education. Institutions and projects promoting E-Learning and open educational resources.
Creators and/or self publishers. Professional and non-professional creators who use open access as part of new business models and/or believe in free culture as a motivating cause.
Private business. On and offline businesses who utilise open access as part of their strategic operation.
Cultural institutions. Community spaces and archives who see the benefits of open access for the management of material and the greater good of the community.
Māori knowledge communities. Those vested in the study of and advocacy for Mātauranga Māori.
Learned societies, Research Organisations, Think Tanks and Professional Bodies. Such as Crown Research Institutes and Societies who see open access licensing as a stimulus to innovation.
Social commentators. Those maintaining that open access and shared culture benefits benefit our society as a whole in many ways.
We try to strengthen ties with these communities by pulling in people from diverse areas on our Panel, and by collaborating with other projects. We have an online CC community on our website which you can view here.
CCANZ Legal Team
Richard Best, Department of Internal Affairs
Professor Susy Frankel, Victoria University of Wellington
Andrew Matangi, Buddle Findlay
Paul Sumpter, University of Auckland
CCANZ Public Lead
CCANZ Advisory Panel
Penny Carnaby, National Librarian (Chair)
Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media
Keitha Booth, State Services Commission
Colin Jackson, IT consultant
Fabiana Kubke, University of Auckland
Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Wayne Macintosh, Open Education Resource Foundation
Aroha Meed, Victoria Management School
Stephanie Pietkiewicz, True Story
The Royal Society of New Zealand maintains a contract with the Ministry for Research Science and Technology to facilitate an environment where Creative Commons can achieve its aims in exchange for a three-year funding grant from 2010–2013. We will be looking at ways the ensure some sustainability both during and after this period.
CCANZ is very indebted to CC Australia for their assistance over the years, and for contributing their knowledge on our inaugural Advisory Panel.
Panel Meeting Documents