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.
The organisation supports and promotes CC activities around the world. Creative Commons Australia is a chapter of the Creative Commons Global Network 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.
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. This includes three Australian organisations which ran CC Australia with joint responsibility for the project prior to 2018:
- 2005-2018: Queensland University of Technology– responsible for the Legal, GLAM, Private & Creative Sectors under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane and A/Prof Nicolas Suzor.
- 2015-2018: The Australian Governments’ Open Access and Licensing Programme(AusGOAL)- responsible for Publicly Funded Information under the leadership of Baden Appleyard
- 2015-2018: The National Copyright Unit(NCU) to the Copyright Advisory Group, COAG Education Council- responsible for the Education sector under the leadership of Delia Browne.
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