We’re proud to announce that the Australian Creative Commons licences have officially been upgraded to v2.5, bringing the Australian-jurisdiction licences into line with the latest version of the Creative Commons licences worldwide.

The changes from the old v2.0 licences are mainly minor and technical in nature, but provide important clarification of the intent and legal effect of the licences.

The new licences are available through the publishing tool on the [international Creative Commons site](http://www.creativecommons.org). Anyone publishing their material using the tool will automatically be taken to the latest versions. We also encourage those who already have material registered under one of the old licences to upgrade to v2.5, so they can get the benefits of the improved language, too.

And while I’m at it, I’d like to put in a plug for the Australian licences. If you’re an Australian, or see the primary market for your work as being Australia, the Australian licences provide far greater legal certainty, should you ever need to enforce them in a court of law. This goes for all of the jurisdiction-specific licences – with all the variation between the laws of different countries, a generic licence just isn’t going to be as clear. Remember, an ‘Australian’ licence (and any other jurisdiction-specific licences) is still enforcible anywhere in the world.

Happy licensing!

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