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Topic # 31419 17-Mar-2009 12:22
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Hello folks... Since we had a good Q&A with the RIANZ about the New Zealand Copyright law, S92c and other related topics, we thought it would be a good time to ask other organisations about their views on the law, its implementation, etc.

On this thread we are hosting a Q&A with Matthew Holloway from the Creative Freedom Foundation:

"The Creative Freedom Foundation was founded in 2008 by artists and technologists Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Matthew Holloway in response to changes in copyright law and the effect these changes are having on creativity, the economy, and public rights. The CFF represent thousands of New Zealand artists including musicians, film makers, visual artists, designers, writers, & performers.

The Foundation's primary goals are:

* The education of New Zealand artists about emerging issues within New Zealand that have the potential to influence their collective creativity
* Advocacy to ensure that their views are taken into consideration, and
* The promotion and encouragement of activities that support and build the New Zealand arts community, positive relationships within that community and/or the positive wellbeing of that community.


The Creative Freedom Foundation views the internet as an opportunity for artists in New Zealand, not a threat and, through their goals, they seek to bring Copyright Law into the 21st Century.


Although we launched with three goals to do with Section 92A and 92C, a DRM-Free NZ, and ACTA  we also have a forum on our website where people can suggest possible future goals of the organisation. Once we believe we have a mandate from the community we will adopt those as goals.

We are currently establishing ourselves as a more formalised organisation: a charitable trust with board members (much more than just Bron and I!), an advisory group consisting of artists, and of course members."

To give you some background I recommend you read Matthew's previous comments in our S92c discussion thread.

I will lock this thread in about a week and forward all your questions to Matthew and the CCF. Please use the other thread for discussions and post only questions here.





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Hi Matthew

First of all on behalf of all of us Geekzoners and NZers thanks for all the great work you are doing in protecting both artists and consumers. Smile

What was your personal desire in co-founding CFF? What is your ultimate and realistic desire or goal that you would like to achieve after S92A + others are hopefully abandoned? Let's say achieving this goal by the end of 2009.

Thanks for the awesome work yet again!

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