Commons News

“Explainer: Creative Commons” published on The Conversation

Written by Anne Fitzgerald on 19th December 2013

With the version 4.0 international CC licences having recently been released, it is a good time to review what CC has achieved in the 11 years since the version 1.0 CC licences were published on 16 December 2002. In this article published by … Continue reading

Creative Commons version 4.0 international licences launched

Written by Anne Fitzgerald on 26th November 2013

Creative Commons new version 4.0 licences were launched on 25 November 2013. The version 4.0 licences, “the most global, legally robust licences produced by CC to date”, are the result of extensive consultations and discussions among CC headquarters and CC … Continue reading

New South Wales Government Open Data Policy supports Creative Commons licensing for government data and information

Written by Anne Fitzgerald on 12th November 2013

When the New South Wales government published the NSW Government Open Data Policy (v. 1.0, September 2013)  on 11 November 2013, it adopted a position on Creative Commons licensing of government data and information that is consistent with that which has … Continue reading

Creative Commons at the Internet Governance Forum, Bali

Written by Anne Fitzgerald on 24th October 2013

Creative Commons Affiliate members from several countries participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF8) at the Bali International Convention Centre, Nusa Dua, Bali (21 to 25 October 2013).  CC Affiliates in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom were represented.   Anne Fitzgerald … Continue reading

South Australian Government launches Government Data Directory under CC BY 3.0 Australia licence

Written by Anne Fitzgerald on 5th September 2013

In September 2013, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill issued an Open Data Declaration, which will require all government agencies to ensure their data is publicly accessible. The Premier also officially launched, the South Australian Government Data Directory that will provide access to open government data. … Continue reading