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In June 2012, Youtube user ‘gloveandboots’ released ‘The Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA,’ a video poking fun at film-makers who hold their camera-phone vertically. Common across Youtube, videos shot vertically have two black bands of empty space framing the video, as you can see the screenshot, below. The Vertical Video Syndrome quickly went viral, [...]
Meena Kadri is a Wellington-based photographer, designer and Community Manager for OpenIDEO, a collaborative innovation and design platform. A long-time user of Flickr (under the name Meanest Indian), Meena releases many of her photos under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives licence. Her CC-licensed images have appeared in a variety of newspapers, magazines, blogs and books, [...]
[This is the response from Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand to NZ On Air's discussion paper "NZ On Air: Online Rights and Public Access" (PDF). You can download the submission in .doc, .odt and .pdf. You can read all the submissions by following the link contained in this media release from NZ On Air.] Response [...]
Late last year, we ran a crowd-funding campaign to pay two interns to come in and make some new resources. Over thirty people from around the world chipped in, giving us a total of $2765! All that generosity didn’t go unrewarded: We sent out posters, DVDs, remix guides and–by far the most popular reward–our playlist [...]
Dan Untitled is the stage name of Dr Dan James, a performer, curator, Open Source Film supporter and trustee of the Creative Freedom Foundation. He is also the co-host of Radio Active’s Messed Up, New Zealand’s longest running mashup show, and a member of the Bootie NZ mashup crew. Dan holds a PhD in Fine [...]
In 2010, Jem Yoshioka decided to enter Mix & Mash, then a new initiative from DigitalNZ and the National Library of New Zealand. Reusing Katherine Mansfield’s poem ‘An Opal Dream Cave,’ Jem produced a short comic of the same name. With this entry, Jem won the Creative Commons category of Mix & Mash. As Jem [...]
The Waikato Independent is an online newspaper produced by journalism students at the Waikato Institute of Technology. All stories published on the site are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Unported Licence. The Waikato Independent is edited by Charles Riddle, Lecturer in the School of Media Arts. As Charles explains, [...]
While many people know about Creative Commons and public domain images, fewer people know about the vast range of high quality Creative Commons videos, available to be shared, remixed and reused. Here are some of the best ways to find clips or movies that are either licensed under Creative Commons or in the public domain. [...]
With Mix & Mash just around the corner, and with our interns looking to show off their skills and knowledge, we decided to rustle up a few new Creative Commons resources. We already had our education case studies, our brochure, our A3 poster, this post, this other post, as well as this piece, originally printed [...]
As I wrote last year, MOOCs have been in the news of late. In November, the New York Times went so far as to give their latest MOOC article the headline, The Year of the MOOC. Closer to home, the cover story of the October 20 New Zealand Listener (paywall) discussed the potential ‘shakeup’ of [...]
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