Pru and I have previously discussed running a workshop, and I'd love
to work with Janet on one. I have a venue that we can use if we don't
want to run it in a library as such, but there is no problems if we
wish to run it somewhere else.

btw, Pru is a librarian and I'm teaching into the Masters of Library
and Information Management at UniSA, so we may have some resources we
can bring to the party from that side of things.


On 13 June 2012 22:59, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 June 2012 21:27, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> just one point below
>> On 13 June 2012 11:09, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Just a bit of an update on some of the things that Creative Commons
>>> Australia are up to that are related to Wikimedia...
>>> 1.
>>> A couple of weeks ago I believe it was Russavia who was asking about the
>>> Australian War Memorial (AWM) given commons was working out how to deal with
>>> many deletions of their content from Commons due to not being in the PD in
>>> the US -- due to URAA. I've had a bit of a chat and they're apparently
>>> having some internal meetings to re-investigate their stance on what they do
>>> when they own the relevant IP to content - and CC-BY is specifically on the
>>> table as an option. So that's great. Even so, It'll take a fair amount of
>>> time for any formal policy change to happen even if everything goes "our
>>> way". Watch this space... [these meetings are not 'in response to the URAA'
>>> but just conveniently timed].
>> I believe the decision on commons was incorrect as the URAA specifically
>> required that for copyright to be restored in the US that the artwork had to
>> be registered with in a specific period, I remember a case involving the
>> Bradman museum where they tried to enforce copyright on a work under URAA
>> and it was dismissed because they had failed to register the work during the
>> speficied period. I have also reviewed the dtatbase of restored work can
>> couldnt see any apparent Australian images, though are a significant number
>> of musical pieces
>>> 2.
>>> I'm in late-stage talks with the National Museum of Australia (NMA) to
>>> donate about 50 images of objects currently on display in their collection -
>>> CC-BY at 100pixels (and also hopefully a TIFF quality aerial shot of the
>>> museum itself). This will be their first foray into Creative Commons so I'm
>>> quite happy. They're currently just making sure all the metadata is ready,
>>> the captions are checked by the curators, and approval for this gets checked
>>> by various managers (given it's their first time using CC).
>>> 3.
>>> This Friday morning CC-Australia is hosting a general intro to the
>>> cultural sector (and anyone else really) about Creative Commons in
>>> Melbourne. http://creativecommons.org.au/ccmelb2012 Myself and some other
>>> folk are presenting. Feel free to register and come along if you're
>>> interested/able (though I think anyone on these lists is already very
>>> familiar with how CC works :-) ) Steven Z - would you be happy my sending
>>> any GLAMs your way who are interested in talking to a Wikimedian locally?
>>> 4.
>>> After this the CC team is meeting with Museum Victoria to help them over
>>> the line to adopt CC for their collection database and other parts of their
>>> IP. This discussion is about halfway between the AWM and the NMA in terms of
>>> its progress.
>>> 5.
>>> Last night I went to a public lecture hosted at UTS (Sydney) called "New
>>> Models for Copyright Law Reform" and run by the University of Melbourne
>>> http://www.ipria.org/events/seminar/2012/CopyrightLawReform/CopyrightReform.html
>>> The Chair of the proceedings was Jill McKeogh who is the commissioner of the
>>> forthcoming Australian Law Reform Commission's review of the Copyright Act.
>>> The presenters (Dan Hunter and Julian Thomas) spent a good proportion of
>>> their talks discussing how the Wikipedia Blackout against SOPA/PIPA was so
>>> influential and important. They also argued that the copyright lobby's
>>> insistence on 'commercial-incentives being the only justification for
>>> creators' was basically bollocks. You could practically hear the copyright
>>> maximalists in the room grinding their teeth (and they were all there -
>>> including reps. from AFACT, the various collecting societies, the Copyright
>>> Council...). I spoke briefly with Commissioner McKeogh afterwards and she
>>> said she was very interested in receiving submissions that are from
>>> organisations who are not the usual suspects [I'm paraphrasing, not
>>> quoting!].
>>> So... I highly recommend that Wikimedia Australia (perhaps in
>>> collaboration with others) make a submission when the call is published -
>>> which should be soon. http://www.alrc.gov.au/inquiries/copyright (although,
>>> the review's ability to do anything will be limited by the scope the TPP and
>>> ACTA trade agreements
>>> http://www.zdnet.com.au/acta-tpp-limit-scope-of-copyright-review-339339620.htm
>>> - the author of this article was also at the seminar). Personally, I'll be
>>> making a short, private submission focusing specifically on getting a
>>> statutory provision equivalent to the bridgeman v. corel precedent included
>>> in the Copyright Act.
>>> 6.
>>> Tomorrow myself and some other CC folks are meeting with the ABC in
>>> Sydney to followup on the donation a few months ago of those 20 videos
>>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_from_the_Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation
>>> We're presenting metrics on use etc. and seeing what "stage 2" might look
>>> like.
>>> 7.
>>> Finally, I was invited to speak a couple of weeks ago at the State
>>> Library of NSW's hosting of the State reference librarian's networking group
>>> meeting
>>> http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/services/public_libraries/networking/index.html
>>> They've been hearing about the progress at the QLD regional Wiki training
>>> program that Wikimedia Australia's been running over the last few months and
>>> are quite interested to undertake a similar project across regional NSW.
>>> Which is awesome. Their Chair has written about this and I've forwarded it
>>> on to JohnVdB.
>>> So, sorry for the omnibus email, just though I should keep everyone in
>>> the loop :-)
>>> Hope everyone's well,
>>> -Liam
>>> wittylama.com/blog
>>> Peace, love & metadata
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