Wellington Branch Event - Copyright in 2014 with Creative Commons

Please join us in Wellington for drinks, nibbles, and a discussion on current copyright issues and alternatives. In this session, Matt McGregor from Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand will open a broad discussion around copyright and open access in 2014. After introducing common problems with twenty-first century copyright, we will learn about the Creative Commons licences. We will learn how to find free and legal resources online, and how CreativeCommons licensing can be used to openly release works for wider distribution and reuse. Matt will close with several case studies of CC-licensed works in Aotearoa NZ from the arts, government and education.

Creative Commons is an international non-profit organisation that provides free legal tools to enable people to share and reuse copyrighted works. The vision of Creative Commons is universal access to research and education, as well as full participation in culture. Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ is particularly interested in ensuring that publicly funded copyright works are made open by default, to enable the active reuse of New Zealand’s culture and knowledge.

Where and when

Write Limited, Level 7, AMI Plaza, 342 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011

Thursday 28 August, 5:00 - 7:00 pm


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 17.25 incl GST.
  • Non-members $23.00 incl GST.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC (NSW), ASTC (VIC), PRINZ.

About Matt McGregor

Matt McGregor is the Public Lead of Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, http://creativecommons.org.nz/, a project hosted by the Open Education Resource Foundation. Prior to CC, Matt taught English at the State University of New York; he also taught literature and literacy at an academy in Vancouver, Canada, and has worked in the technology sector in Wellington. In his spare time, he reviews obscure novels for obscure online magazines.


If you have any questions, please contact the branch coordinator at wellington@tcanz.org.nz.

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