Copyright licensing

Over the past few years copyright has come to fascinate me; the way it rears its head in issues from behavioural economics to art to civic participation in democracy. Copyright law gives you, as a copyright owner, extensive rights and powers that you were probably unaware you had; conversely, it also renders illegal many of the things you have done today. It is the stuff of a million boring contracts and protestors rioting in the streets. 

Since 2014 I have worked part-time as the Communications Lead for Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. I have a sound working knowledge of NZ copyright law (although I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice). I also have a strong personal and professional interest in the ways in which the digital age has changed the nature of copyright, and how authors and publishers manage copyright in the face of digital disruption.

I am available to act as a panellist in a copyright discussion. 

Me speaking about Creative Commons at the NZ School Trustees Association conference 2016; CC BY