Below is a list of publications by Creative Commons Australia and its affiliate research organisations. If you are after fact sheets and information packs see here.

Blog, Podcast, Vodcast and Wiki Copyright Guide for Australia


The Blog, Podcast, Vodcast and Wiki Copyright Guide for Australia, which was launched in March 2009 by Creative Commons Australia’s sister project, the Law Research Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), examines copyright issues which impact upon creators and users of blogs, podcasts, vodcasts and wikis in the Australian legal environment. In doing so it provides practical examples of how these issues may arise and be resolved.

Building an Australasian Commons: Creative Commons Case Studies Volume 1

The 2008 publication Building an Australasian Commons: Creative Commons Case Studies Volume 1 aims to document and provide examples of how Creative Commons licences are being used in Australia and internationally. With more than 60 case studies across the government, arts and education sectors, it provides a snap shot of the current practices of open access creators. Building an Australasian Commons is part of the international CC Case Study Wiki initiative.

Unlocking the Potential Through Creative Commons: An Industry Engagement and Action Agenda

In November 2006, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCi), in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology, hosted the CCau Industry Forum, a research-focused industry engagement event. The event was run by the CCi ccClinic and CC + OCL Research projects, and aimed to evaluate understanding of and attitudes towards copyright, OCL and CC in Australia. The Forum focused on the government, education and the creative industries sectors. Unlocking the Potential Through Creative Commons: An Industry Engagement and Action Agenda evaluates and responds to the outcomes of this Forum and presents a strategy for continued research into Creative Commons in Australia.

Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons

Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons, brings together papers from some of the most prominent thinkers of our time on the internet, law and the importance of open content licensing in the digital age. Drawing on material presented at the Queensland University of Technology conference of January 2005, the text provides a snapshot of the thoughts of over 30 Australian and international experts on topics surrounding the international Creative Commons movement, from the landmark Eldred v Ashcroft copyright term decision to the legalities of digital sampling in a remix world.

Asia and the Commons


The Asia and the Commons case study project represents an effort to uncover exemplary individuals and organisations engaged in the commons in the Asia-Pacific region. From Australia and New Zealand to Malaysia and India—in text and film and music and image—this booklet is a snapshot of the Asian commons. The booklet has been prepared as part of ACIA: International Workshop on Asia and Commons in the Information Age in Taiwan on 19-20 January, 2008.

Legal Aspects of Web 2.0 Activities: Management of Legal Risk Associated with Use of YouTube, MySpace and Second Life (2006)

Intellectual Property: Knowledge, Culture and Economy (IP:KCE) researchers Jessica Coates, Nic Suzor and Dr Anne Fitzgerald have prepared a report for the QLD Government entitled, ‘Legal Aspects of Web 2.0 Activities: Management of Legal Risk Associated with Use of YouTube, MySpace and Second Life’. The report identifies the practical legal risks associated with activities conducted in online participatory spaces. Encompassing Copyright, Privacy, Defamation, Breach of Confidence and other areas of law, the report outlines the main considerations that arise when engaging in the online environment. It also examines the popular social networking platforms YouTube, MySpace and Second Life in detail, analysing legal issues specific to their Terms of Use and functionality.