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 “allow” 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 you’re 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. It’s 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 Australia’s 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 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.

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.