Copyright & Mātauranga Māori

Facilitators: Lynell Tuffery Huria, Wi Pere Mita, & Eboni Waitere

A discussion of best practice for addressing the conflict between copyright and Mātauranga Māori, including a discussion on Te Matatini – the largest festival in Aotearoa and one of the largest producers of new copyright material in Aotearoa. How can we protect that material, and realise the benefits for Māori and Aotearoa as a whole?

Lynell Tuffery Huria is Special Counsel at AJ Park, and works with a diverse range of clients around the world. Lynell’s passions are indigenous law and protecting cultural icons, including guiding clients on how the clash between our intellectual property laws and mātauranga Māori.

Wi Pere practices as a Solicitor and Mediator dealing predominantly with Māori legal issues, including Māori intellectual property. Wi Pere is currently the Manager of Māori Legal Services at CLSST Law and Head of Operations/Legal at Te Matatini and its commercial subsidiary, Aotearoa Kapa Haka Limited. Iwi affilations: Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngati Porou, Ngati Rakaipaaka, Ngati Maniapoto.

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