Geoscience Australia to License Satellite Images Under CC BY

Landsat 5, Tiwi Islands, Darwin, AustraliaGeoscience Australia / CC BY Geoscience Australia recently announced that it will license all images from the Landsat 8 satellite under CC BY. (Geoscience Australia is a partner of the United States Geological Survey in the Landsat program.) Creative Commons Australia reports: The new Landsat 8 satellite is scheduled to … Read More “Geoscience Australia to License Satellite Images Under CC BY”

Australian Broadcasting Corporation releases archival news footage under Creative Commons

ABC Mobile Studio Caravan provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation / CC BY-SA This is one for all those interested in the use of CC licences by archives, broadcasters or news organisations. CC Australia has just announced that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia’s largest public broadcaster and news service, has used Wikimedia Commons to release a … Read More “Australian Broadcasting Corporation releases archival news footage under Creative Commons”

Free and unrestricted Public Sector Information: Study finds benefits outweigh costs

Governments around the world are increasingly relying on open licenses to release public sector information (PSI). A September 2011 report titled Costs and Benefits of Data Provision, prepared by John Houghton for the Australian National Data Service, examines the immediate and wider economic costs and benefits to making PSI available. The key takeaway from the … Read More “Free and unrestricted Public Sector Information: Study finds benefits outweigh costs”

Creative Commons reporting from the International Open Government Data Conference

Surburban Trends is one of the winners of the MashupAustralia Contest, and uses several CC BY licensed datasets. David Bollier writes in Viral Spiral, “Governments are coming to realize that they are one of the primary stewards of intellectual property, and that the wide dissemination of their work—statistics, research, reports, legislation, judicial decisions—can stimulate economic innovation, … Read More “Creative Commons reporting from the International Open Government Data Conference”