Wikipedia Says It’s Time for Fair Use in Australia

This week Wikipedia is urging users in Australia to tell their government representatives to champion fair use. The campaign, organised alongside Electronic Frontiers Australia and the Australian Digital Alliance, advocates for policy makers to update copyright law to include fair use, thus providing a progressive legal framework to support creators and remixers, educational activities, and … Read More “Wikipedia Says It’s Time for Fair Use in Australia”

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”