Help Creative Commons NZ By Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand

About Help Creative Commons NZ

Project 2012-11-22 00:32:28 +1300

Who We Are

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is the kaitiaki (or guardian) of the Creative Commons licences in New Zealand. While the day to day operations are run by Matt, we’ve got a huge range of supporters and volunteers from around the country. Our licences let people share, remix and reuse materials that would otherwise be locked away under 'All Rights Reserved' copyright.

What We Do

We spread the word about open culture in New Zealand. We support the use of Creative Commons licences in government, culture, science and education. We give talks, run workshops, write case studies, make resources and support all the individuals and organisations working to produce a free and open culture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Creative Commons is quickly taking off. Our government is releasing its data, our schools are sharing their resources, our artists are joining the commons and our scientists are promoting open access.

Last year, we produced an awesome video (watch it here). This year, we’ve made a poster for schools, we’re selling merchandise and we’re currently writing guides for Creative Commons users.

The Project

But we need help! The project is currently run by one part-time employee, who can’t draw, isn’t a lawyer and knows absolutely nothing about design.

To this end, we've hired Holly and Harriet, two extremely talented, enthusiastic interns. They're going to learn more about open licensing, meet some of the fantastic Creative Commons community and—most importantly—make a bunch of openly licensed, reusable resources.

While the project will be based in Wellington, we’re going to go out to the Creative Commons community and make sure our resources are able to be remixed by our CC friends across the world. There are over 70 affiliate CC projects, and we want to help them out as much as we can.

But here's the catch: we have no money! This is where PledgeMe and the community can really help. We’ve set the bar at $2500, but the more we get, the more hours we’ll be able to give our interns, and the more quality CC resources we’ll be able to make.

We know that it’s become common to ask interns to work for free, but we’d like to give our interns a small stipend. Not everyone can afford to volunteer, so we want to make sure our interns have enough money to pay rent, buy food and put all their energy into the Creative Commons project.

Among other projects, Holly and Harriet will be designing an A2 poster; creating guides to Creative Commons for schools, libraries and universities; writing blog posts and case studies; and planning for Mix & Mash 2013: The New Storytelling.

We'd love your support. All donations, small or large, are welcome!


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Thank you!

This gets you a big thank you on the Creative Commons website

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A2 Creative Commons Poster

We'll send you our new A2 poster to anywhere in New Zealand! You can order as many as you want: $10 each.

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A Creative Commons New Zealand Postcard

We'll send a postcard to anywhere in the world, with a CC licensed image from Aotearoa New Zealand

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Pamphlets + thank you

Creative Commons pamphlets for you and your buddies AND a big thank you on our website

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Creative Commons Films

We'll send you a DVD of Creative Commons film from around the world (extra postage required if outside New Zealand)

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Stickers + pamphlets + thank you

Creative Commons stickers AND Creative Commons pamphlets for you and your buddies AND a big thank you on our website

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Creative Commons Talk

We’ll give you a short, personalised CC talk, in person if you are in Wellington or over Skype if you’re elsewhere.

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Creative Commons playlist

You tell us what kind of music you like, and we’ll send you a personalised playlist of tracks, all licensed under Creative Commons.

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Tee-shirt + pamphlets + stickers + poster + thank you

A bunch of Creative Commons merchandise, plus a flash Creative Commons tee-shirt.