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 2011
- Updating our web presence
- Updating our promotional tools
- Promoting CC in the context of NZGOAL
- Maintaining ties with the education sector
- Providing opportunities for our community to meet
Deliverables (6 month forecast)
It continues to be CCANZ's aim in 2011 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. The new version will make it easier for us to publish documents and communicate information clearly. (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 at least seven more 'Featured Commoners' (which are interviews or case studies) by September. (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
We will be producing some clear print promotional materials. (Update: download brochure file) and will explore the possibility of creating some animated video resources. (Update: see Creative Commons Kiwi video) (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
The Public Lead should have completed an up-to-date licence uptake report by mid February 2011. 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])
Meeting the community
Individual sectors are given opportunities to meet and discuss Creative Commons face to face, but an open space for the general public is also essential from time to time. CCANZ will facilitate an official open catch-up or salon for the public. Update: see Creative Commons Meetup at NetHui and Creative Commons Wellington Meetup (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
Workshops, Presentations and Partnerships
State Agencies and NZGOAL
The State Services Commission facilitated workshops for State Agencies on the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing framework in late 2010. CCANZ will contribute to any ongoing workshops and document main discussion points. CCANZ will speak the Smart Government New Zealand 2011 conference in March. (Keitha Booth [Advisory Panel] Richard Best [Legal Team] and Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
(Update: CCANZ is custodian to a new NZGOAL website.)
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. (Helen Baxter [Advisory Panel] and Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
DigitalNZ has partnered with with others (including CCANZ) to organise and run Mix and Mash: the great NZ remix and mashup competition 2011, taking place later in 2011. Update: see Mix and Mash 2011 website (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
Local CC lectures
CCANZ will offer a speaker to take a relevant one-off CC class at local tertiary institutions. Update: Sessions scheduled for Massey University, Unitec, Auckland University of Technology and University of Auckland. (Jane Hornibrook [Public Lead])
CC and Education
CCANZ has worked with the Ministry of Education and WikiEducator to provide some workshops for schools and 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. Update: see the OER Foundation's inaugural 'Open Content Licensing for Educators' workshop. (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 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, Lincoln University (Chair)
Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media
Keitha Booth, Land Information New Zealand
Colin Jackson, IT consultant
Ilkka Havukkala, Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Wayne Macintosh, Open Education Resource Foundation
Hinerangi Himiona, Independent Researcher, Writer, Archivist
Danny Butt, Culture and Technology Consultant
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
Jurisdiction: Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand
- English explanation of substantive legal changes (PDF).
- Post a message.
- Subscribe to the discussion.
- Read the discussion archives.
More about The Royal Society of New Zealand
The Royal Society of New Zealand promotes science, technology and the humanities in schools, in industry and in society. We administer several funds for science and technology, publish science journals, offer advice to Government, and foster international scientific contact and co-operation.
CC New Zealand would like to thank it’s former affiliate institution, the Te Whāinga Aronui The Council for the Humanities, and former Project Lead Brian Opie, for their support and efforts developing the CC project in New Zealand.