It is an important time in New Zealand for copyright. The Copyright Act is currently under review, the government is looking to respond to the WAI 262 Report, and work is progressing on New Zealand’s acceding to the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for people who are print disabled.
The LIANZA Standing Committee on Copyright was established in 2009 and plays a pivotal role in advising the sector on copyright issues, and supporting LIANZA in its advocacy regarding copyright and intellectual property.
We invite anyone interested to apply, and in particular people who have an interest or experience with indigenous knowledge.
The committee meets by Zoom once a month for an hour, and there can be work between meetings. We aim to meet once per year in person. Expected time commitment is around 5-10 hours per month. There can also be periods of quite intense work when we are preparing a submission, but the workload is shared between the committee to ensure that it doesn’t become onerous for any member. The committee is very collegial and joining is a great way to extend your awareness and understanding of the copyright issues facing New Zealand libraries.
This is an exciting time to be working on copyright matters and joining the committee will give you the opportunity to help shape LIANZA’s call for change. The initial commitment for membership is a three-year term.
Expressions of Interest are sought for the LSCC Chair and committee members.
Check out the LSCC terms of reference
If you are interested in joining us please complete the Expression of Interest and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday September 2, 2019
If you have any questions about the LIANZA Standing Committee on Copyright please contact Sarah Powell, the current Acting Chair on: email@example.com