Creative Commons is an international non-profit organisation that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally. Releasing material under a CC licence makes it clear to users what they can or cannot do with the material. The six standardised CC licences each allow material to be used in a different way.
Creative Commons Australia is the affiliate that supports Creative Commons in Australia and administers the Australian Creative Commons licences. Contact us if you have questions or want to stay in touch.
Creative Commons Australia is part of a global affiliate network working to support and promote CC activities around the world.
The CCau affiliate vision is to provide excellent support, advocacy and education to further the adoption of Creative Commons in Australia. You can learn about our priority Goals here.
Since its launch in 2005, CC Australia has been a collaborative project, and we are grateful for the generous support of a large body of staff, volunteers, alumni, and friends.
Creative Commons Australia is currently run by three Australian organisations with joint responsibility for the project:
- Queensland University of Technology is responsible for the Legal, GLAM, Private & Creative Sectors. Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane and Dr Nicolas Suzor are the Project Leads from QUT.
- The Australian Governments’ Open Access and Licensing Programme (AusGOAL) is responsible for Publicly Funded Information. Baden Appleyard is the Project Lead from AusGOAL.
- The National Copyright Unit (NCU) to the Copyright Advisory Group, COAG Education Council is responsible for the Education sector. Delia Browne, the National Copyright Director of the NCU, is the Project Lead for Education.
Links and more information
- Creative Commons: Learn about the Creative Commons project internationally.
- Licences: Learn about the Australian and international licences.
- Videos: Videos about Creative Commons from ccAustralia and around the world.
- Case studies: Examples of how Creative Commons licences are being used in Australia and worldwide.
- People: Profiles of people behind ccAustralia
- Contacts: How to contact ccAustralia