CC and the Arts

This webpage tracks developments and provides information about the use of Creative Commons licences by artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers and arts organisations in Australia.


Since launching, there has been widespread uptake of the Creative Commons licences in the creative industries. Whether it's musicians making samples available for others to remix or filmmakers looking to get their films onto screens all around the world, Creative Commons has been used by some creators as a strategic tool in their distribution, collaboration and commerce models.

Want to know more?

Follow CC in the Arts AU on Twitter at: @artsCCAu or search for the hashtag #artsCCAu for updates.

Or you can down basic introductory fact sheets on using the Creative Commons system specifically aimed at creators at our Creator fact sheets page.


Category Archives: Arts and Creativity

Attribution of Flickr images

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

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etcc: remixing the visual arts

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

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CC’s 10th Birthday celebrations

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

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Geoscience Australia to license Landsat 8 images under CC BY

The Landsat 8 satellite, to be launched in early 2013, is expected to be fully operational by May or June of that year. Once it begins capturing images and beaming them back, Geoscience Australia (GA) will publish them online for … Continue reading

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4 million CC licensed videos on YouTube

It’s been a year since YouTube launched its CC video library, and since then, users have added 40 years worth of video under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. From 25 July 2012, users can opt for future videos … Continue reading

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