Otago Polytechnic/Matauranga Maori
|OTAGO POLYTECHNIC MANAGEMENT POLICY||Number: MP1103.00|
|Title:||Intellectual Property - Matauranga Māori|
|Leadership Team:||Approval Date:||15 Aug 07||Effective Date:||15 Aug 07|
|Previous Policy Number||n/a||Review Date:||15 Aug 09|
|Purpose|| This policy is intended to maintain and enhance Otago Polytechnic’s commitment to upholding the Treaty of Waitangi by giving specific expression to the relationship between intellectual property and matauranga Māori. The Matauranga Māori policy:
|Statutory Compliance|| Copyright Act 1994
Trademarks Act 2002
Patents Act 1953
|National Guidelines||n/a (Wai 262 pending)|
|Policy and Procedures|| # Definition of Matauranga Māori
In this policy, matauranga Māori means the knowledge, innovations and practices which are; generated, preserved and transmitted within Māori communities and between generations; distinctively associated with or linked to traditional Māori culture or communities through a sense of custodianship or cultural responsibility; or identified by the source community as being matauranga Māori. Matauranga Māori includes but is not limited to:
Matauranga Māori includes knowledge, innovations and practices that originate in historical and contemporary times.
Should any dispute arise as to whether a particular knowledge, innovation or practice should be classified as matauranga Māori, the opinion of the originating community or individual shall take precedence.
Intellectual property, under this policy, has the meaning provided in policy MP1100 Intellectual Property.
Matauranga Māori is recognised by Otago Polytechnic as an evolving ancestral inheritance that is a taonga protected under the Treaty of Waitangi and which serves to maintain, enhance, transmit and generate cultural identity within Māori communities. Otago Polytechnic accepts that under tikanga Māori (Māori law and ethics) Māori individuals and communities have conditional rights to use and access matauranga Māori, contingent upon their fulfillment of kaitiaki (guardianship) obligations.
Otago Polytechnic recognises that matauranga Māori introduced to the Polytechnic by staff or students remains subject to the kaitiakitanga obligations and principles recognised by the originating community and/or individual(s). Accordingly, Otago Polytechnic will support originating communities and/or individuals to fulfill kaitiakitanga obligations in respect of matauranga Māori incorporated into materials held by Otago Polytechnic, and will also act as a secondary kaitiaki in collaboration with the originating community and/or individual.
Otago Polytechnic recognises that the use and development of matauranga Māori is subject to the overriding principles and obligations of kaitiakitanga. Therefore, Otago Polytechnic will at all times ensure that access to and use of IP containing matauranga Māori maintains and enhances the integrity of the matauranga Māori and the originating community and/or individual.
Intellectual property created in the course of work, study, or research that incorporates matauranga Māori, or elements thereof, shall be treated as creating severable ownership interests. The intellectual property creation shall be subject to ownership as provided under this and policy MP1100 Intellectual Property, whereas the matauranga Māori shall remain under the ownership and kaitiaki relationship of the originating community and/or individual.
Otago Polytechnic recognises that staff and students may be repositories of matauranga Māori. The Polytechnic does not assume rights or responsibilities over matauranga Māori held by staff and students unless and until a contract to that effect has been executed enabling assignment or transmission to the Polytechnic.
Otago Polytechnic recognises the valuable role of Māori communities and individuals as research partners and participants. In respect of any research collaborations with Māori communities and/or individuals, the Polytechnic will enter into specific contracts so as to give effect to the aspirations and obligations of the originating community and/or individual. The Polytechnic will not assume any proprietary interest of the matauranga Māori contributed by research collaborators without their free, prior and informed consent. Accordingly, subsequent use of research products containing matauranga Māori will be contingent upon the Polytechnic acquiring consent from the research collaborator.
Otago Polytechnic acknowledges that matauranga Māori is a significant component of New Zealand’s heritage, and that sharing matauranga Māori facilitates inter-cultural dialogue and understanding that is in the national interest. However, the Polytechnic recognises that the originating Māori community and/or individual has the primary interest as kaitiaki over the matauranga Māori and the Polytechnic is therefore committed to ensuring that the sharing, promotion and innovation based on matauranga Māori respects and enhances the cultural and spiritual integrity of matauranga Māori and the originating community and/or individual.
Matauranga Māori is also recognised for its innovative potential and commercial value. However, the Polytechnic accepts that commercialisation of matauranga Māori remains subject to the principles and obligations of kaitaikitanga. Accordingly, the Polytechnic will not commercialise intellectual property that incorporates matauranga Māori, or elements thereof, without:
|Referral Documents|| MP1100 Intellectual Property
other documents as relevant
|Delegation of Procedures||n/a|