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”

CC Australia Roadshow

Creative Commons Australia is putting their annual conference on wheels. Previously, the national meet-ups were held at the project’s home base in Brisbane. Now the team is hitting the road and taking the event to cities across the country. Each CC Roadshow is designed for those interested in finding out about CC for the first … Read More “CC Australia Roadshow”

Victorian Government Commits to CC as Default Licensing System

The UK government recently made a splash with its move towards opening government data. Now CC Australia’s Jessica Coates shares a promising government initiative in her home country. The Victorian Government has become the first Australian government to commit to using Creative Commons as the default licensing system for its public sector information (PSI). Many … Read More “Victorian Government Commits to CC as Default Licensing System”

Digital Economy Defined

July 14 the Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy released Australia’s Digital Economy: Future Directions under a CC BY-NC-ND licence. Many readers of this blog will be especially interested in the report’s section on open access to public sector information: An open access approach to the release of public sector information is … Read More “Digital Economy Defined”

CC infopacks, Government 2.0 and more from CC Australia

If you’re looking for excellent, brief, printable materials explaining various aspects of Creative Commons, check out CC Australia’s CC Infopacks. They’re also linked from our documentation wiki, and all licensed for remixing with your own course or other materials (of course). Also congratulations to CC Australia project lead Brian Fitzgerald, Seb Chan, Head of Digital, … Read More “CC infopacks, Government 2.0 and more from CC Australia”