[Cc-nz] Expanding Copyright Horizons - Creative Commons Seminar 27 October 2007

Brian Opie brian.opie at vuw.ac.nz
Thu Oct 4 01:28:10 EDT 2007


Kia ora CC-list members

Please circulate the following information as widely as you can, and plan to
be at the seminar.

Best wishes

Brian
-- 
Dr Brian Opie 
Executive Director 
Te Whainga Aronui 
The Council for the Humanities
P O Box 10-693 
Wellington 

telephone [w] +64 4 472 9488  or +64 4 463 6812
                 [h] +64 4 971 6016
fax                +64 4 463 5148
email  brian.opie at humanities.org.nz
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Expanding Copyright Horizons - Creative Commons Seminar 27 October 2007

Digital technologies are connecting people in ways that were never
before possible but that brings challenges around copyright. It also
adds new meaning to concepts such as the Information Commons and the
value to society of unencumbered access to all information.  The
Creative Commons licences are a modern approach to balancing the rights
of the creator and public access. They ³allow² users to share, reuse
and remix legally.

The Creative Commons Seminar on Saturday 27 October (full day held at
the National Library, Wellington) is your opportunity to gain a greater
understanding of the Creative Commons approach to copyright licensing.

If you¹re in the creative, cultural, scientific or educational space,
are interested in securing a return on your creative investment and
marking your work with the freedoms and access you want it to carry,
then this seminar is for you. It¹s also for people who have an
interest or involvement in copyright and the direction the new open
content licensing is taking.

The free programme includes guest speaker Dr Anne Fitzgerald,
Brisbane-based intellectual property and e-commerce lawyer and Adjunct
Professor at the School of Law, Queensland University of Technology. As
well as initiating Australia¹s Going Digital series of seminars and
publications, Anne has written and presented extensively on legal
aspects of e-commerce, multimedia and the Internet. The event will also
include industry & research sector workshops, led by New Zealand
experts, to discuss specific issues, uses and concerns.

Register your interest now to anna.duckworth at natlib.govt.nz and to
assist with planning please provide details of your sector & area of
interest eg creative, research, education, government, legal etc. Also
check out the website www.creativecommons.org.nz for background on
Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand and the seminar programme.

Creative Commons Aoteaora New Zealand is a project of Te Whainga Aronui
The Council for The Humanities, in partnership with the National Library
of New Zealand. 


A minor note: The wording for the second workshop the workshopin the
programme on the cc site is to be slightly changed from creative/arts. If
that's not there when you look, it's been changed.

Best wishes

Brian
-- 
Dr Brian Opie 
Executive Director 
Te Whainga Aronui 
The Council for the Humanities
P O Box 10-693 
Wellington 

telephone [w] +64 4 472 9488  or +64 4 463 6812
                 [h] +64 4 971 6016
fax                +64 4 463 5148
email  brian.opie at humanities.org.nz
web    http://www.humanities.org.nz
hrn    http://www.humanitiesresearch.net
Creative Commons  http://www.creativecommons.org.nz









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