Commons News

CC licensing underpins Queensland’s Open Data Revolution

Written by Cheryl Foong on 11th January 2013

The Queensland Government has implemented its ’open data revolution’ by launching the Queensland Government Data website – data.qld.gov.au. The initiative was first announced by Premier Campbell Newman in a press release ‘Queensland Government’s ‘open data’ revolution begins‘ in October 2012. The … Continue reading

Access to data in emergencies

Written by Cheryl Foong on 9th January 2013

We’ve previously blogged about the Emergency 2.0 Wiki, which was developed by Eileen Culleton and a team of volunteers in response to the floods and cyclones experienced in eastern Australia in 2011.  Emergency 2.0 is ‘a free global resource for using social … Continue reading

Attribution of Flickr images

Written by Cheryl Foong on 9th January 2013

Attribution is a core condition in all six Creative Commons licences.  A question which we are commonly asked is “How can I properly attribute a CC-licensed work when I use it?”  We explain the Attribution requirement in our factsheet (available … Continue reading

etcc: remixing the visual arts

Written by Cheryl Foong on 20th December 2012

In 2010, Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, ccAustralia and etcc project coordinators Benjamin Reeve, Skye Reeve and Elliott Bledsoe received funding in the inaugural round of the Creative Commons Catalyst Grants. The succesful application … Continue reading

CC’s 10th Birthday celebrations

Written by Cheryl Foong on 14th December 2012

From 7 – 16 December, Creative Commons is celebrating 10 years of the Creative Commons licences, which have enabled the sharing and reuse of roughly half a billion creative, educational, scientific and governmental works. CC Affiliates around the world are … Continue reading