Victorian Government commits to CC licensing

Photo: Parliament of Victoria by Brian GiesenAs mentioned in our previous post, today is a very significant day for free culture in Australia, with the Victorian Government becoming the first Australian government to commit to using Creative Commons as the default licensing system for its public sector information.

The commitment is part of the Government’s response to its Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee’s Inquiry into Improving Access to Victorian Public Sector Information and Data, which recommended that the Victorian Government adopt a “hybrid public sector information licensing model comprising Creative Commons and a tailored suite of licences for restricted materials.”

Credits—Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘Untitled‘ by Brian Giesen, CC BY 2.0 Generic.