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”

Australia Publishes CC Info Pack

Through its Copyright Advisory Group, the Australian Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) has published a Creative Commons information pack online, a bundle of eight documents that distills the basics of CC licensing and the philosophy behind it. This pack is a great resource for educators and students, and we encourage … Read More “Australia Publishes CC Info Pack”

Feature Length Film "Two Fists One Heart" Releases CC-BY Licensesd Rushes For Fan Edits

Two Fists One Heart is a new family drama film from Australia, centered on the story of a young boxer. The film was released widely yesterday in theaters across Australia and to help promote the film, the producers have created a stand-alone site, Cut Your Own Scene, where fans can download rushes of the film … Read More “Feature Length Film "Two Fists One Heart" Releases CC-BY Licensesd Rushes For Fan Edits”

Australian public broadcaster releases first material under CC

From CC Australia: A couple of days ago the [Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s] excellent collaborative media site, Pool, posted a recording of genetics professor Steve Jones talking about Darwin’s life and work under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial licence. As far as we’re aware, this is the very first time material from the ABC archives has been … Read More “Australian public broadcaster releases first material under CC”

Australia's census going CC BY

In a small, easy to miss post, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has made a very exciting announcement. They’re going CC – and under an Attribution-only license, no less. From the ABS website: Creative Commons provides a spectrum of licensing for the use of intellectual property between full copyright and public domain – in … Read More “Australia's census going CC BY”