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”

Bulgarian President Chooses CC BY ND

The official website of the Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov is now available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Bulgarian license. Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been releasing its material under the same license since 2006, but ordinarily, these websites would be under full copyright, explains CC Bulgaria Project Lead Veni Markovski. “Bulgaria has taken … Read More “Bulgarian President Chooses CC BY ND”

Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group: "Copyleft or Copyright" Seminar

We’re not quite sure what is in the water down under, but more great news keeps piling in from our friends at CCau – on 29 September the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) are running a seminar entitled “Copyleft or Copyright: Alternative licensing models in the digital era: promotion or protection” which promises to … Read More “Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group: "Copyleft or Copyright" Seminar”