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Roadshow Wrap-up

Slides, snapshots of featured projects and attendees notes and reflections on the CC Roadshow 2010


Rather than publish 6 sets of similar slides, we have produced and published a generic set of slides. These include Professor Brian Fitzgerald’s introduction and overview of Creative Commons, Elliott Bledsoe’s CC case studies and Professor Anne Fitzgerald/Neale Hooper’s presentation on government use of CC in Australia.

View or download from Scribd – PPT (15.9 MB), PDF (9.8 MB), TXT (59.6 KB).

CC Snapshots

We have also pulled together some of the CC snapshot and champion projects for easy reference. For more information on each projects, view their website, social media profiles or read the full case study on the CC Case Studies Wiki (where available).


CC Roadshow - projects - ABC Pool

ABC Pool, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Pool is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s online experimental collaborative media publishing platform where contributors can share content, connect with people and grow ideas across the globe. The initiative began in 2007 under the administration of ABC Radio National.

The Pool website has been designed to operate as an online community to facilitate the sharing of a variety of media, in a manner primarily connecting the creative content community with the ABC. Contributors can publish, download, remix and share media.

Since the release of the second version of Pool, all the Creative Commons licences and “All Rights Reserved” were offered to contributors. The site maintains a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative 2.5 Australian licence default licence.

Read the full ABC Pool case study >

Website/Blog ABC Pool Twitter @ABCPool

CC Roadshow - projects - Aduki Independent Press

Aduki Independent Press

Launched by Melbourne-based boutique publishers Aduki Independent Press on 1 November 2007, Stick this in your memory hole is the work of first-time author Tristan Clark. Significantly, the book sets a benchmark in being Aduki’s first publication to be released under a Creative Commons Attribution–Noncommercial 2.5 Australia licence, and moreover is believed to be the first title in Australia to be distributed by a publisher in this manner.

On 1 October 2009 Aduki release their second CC-licensed book; Neon Pilgrim by Lisa Dempster. Neon Pilgrim was also published under a Creative Commons Attribution–Noncommercial 2.5 Australia licence.

Read the full Stick this in your memory hole case study >

Website/Blog Aduki Twitter @adukipress Facebook Aduki Independent Press

CC Roadshow - projects - Budd:e E-Security Education Package

Budd:e E-Security Education Package

The Budd:e E-Security Education Package is an interactive educational resource of activity-based modules for Primary and Secondary school students, about online security for internet users and internet-enabled devices. Developed by Roar Film under contract to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and released as part of the Department’s cyber safety website Stay Smart Online. The Budd:e package won Best Children’s interactive media and digital content at the 2010 AIMIA Awards.

All materials in the package are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Australia licence.

Website/Blog Roar Film Twitter @RoarEducate

CC Roadshow - projects - Digital Fringe

Digital Fringe

Broadcast across the city of Melbourne using screens, projections and the web, Digital Fringe showcases the latest digital art from around the world and features “interactive media shenanigans from a gaggle of local media artists”. This web-based digital art festival forms part of the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival and offers established and emerging artists working in the digital medium the opportunity to exhibit their works via site specific digital content streaming.

Artists uploading content to the Digital Fringe website can select from the full range of licences, ie from traditional ‘all rights reserved’ to public domain dedication. However in order to maximise the interactive and remix elements of the festival while retaining their copyright, participants are encouraged to select a ‘some rights reserved’ Creative Commons licence. As an extra condition the artist must agree to their works being screened during the festival and for the promotion of Digital Fringe, however copyright in each work remains with the artist in entirety.

Read the full Digital Fringe case study >

Website/Blog Digital Fringe Twitter @digitalfringeau Facebook/digitalfringe

CC Roadshow - projects - EngageMedia


EngageMedia is an exemplary ‘Web 2.0’ video-sharing site focused on social justice and environmental issues in South East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. As a platform for the production and distribution of documentaries, artistic, and experimental video works, EngageMedia seeks to create a community of film makers, artists, and activists who inform readers of local and global actions for social change. Emphasising open access and collaborative frameworks, the site supports the collection and dissemination of independent perspectives to challenge the enduring corporate dominance of traditional media. EngageMedia’s philosophy is one of providing tools and training for marginalised communities, thereby establishing a mutually supportive network of peers (video makers, educators, and screening organisations) working towards sustainable development.

The site allows users to select among the most recent unported versions of the Creative Commons licences. The workings of the licences are outlined in detail, where distinctions are drawn between commercial and non-commercial uses, and the options for derivative works. EngageMedia integrates a Creative Commons licence generator into the video upload process, thereby facilitating the distribution of films across the network. The site provides tools to enable videos to be embedded into other web pages, as well as an easily downloadable high-resolution version of each film. To encourage further development and distribution of freely available content, this video software is also available in an open source format.

Read the full EngageMedia case study >

Website/Blog EngageMedia Twitter @EngageMedia Website/Blog/engagemedia

CC Roadshow - projects - etcc


etcc is a remixable art exhibition that seeks to explore ideas of creation and appropriation in the visual arts sector. Elected artists will be asked to identify one or more CC-licensed works under an Attribution licence as a source of inspiration for a new derivative work. These new works will, in turn, be licensed under the same conditions and will be exhibited in a gallery in Brisbane, Australia before being further re-interpreted by artists in continuing exhibitions across Australia. An online web presence will additionally be established documenting the whole attributive process where further remixes will be encouraged; and, ideally, in a series of ‘growing’ exhibitions featuring the originals and downstream remixes.

etcc was one of the recipients of the inaugural CC Catalyst Grants.

Read the full etcc grant application >

Website/Blog Twitter @etccetra

CC Roadshow - projects - Filter Magazine

Filter Magazine

The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) publishes Filter Magazine three times a year as an essential guide to art and technology projects and current trends in new media creativity. Each issue contains feature articles, reviews, listings of professional development activities, in addition to members’ profiles.

Filter Magazine is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Share Alike 2.5 Australia, unless otherwise noted. Filter began using a Creative Commons licence on a permanent basis during the publication of Issue 65: This is not open source, themed around open source culture, information sharing and interaction between networks. The publication discussed the intrinsic elements of the growth of the cultural movement of sharing. At this time, it seemed natural to move to a Creative Commons Share-Alike licence. After trialling the No-Derivatives licence, Filter implemented Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.5 licence as the best fit with its needs and aims.

Read the full Filter Magazine case study >

Website/Blog Filter Magazine Twitter @__ANAT

CC Roadshow - projects - FlickrCC


flickrCC is a search tool developed by Peter Shanks to help him (and others) easily find photos on Flickr that were released under the Creative Commons license. Keyword searches return 36 CC-licensed Flickr images. The site also allows users to return results that they can remix and/or use for commercial purposes using the ‘for editing’ and ‘commercial’ check boxes.

Website/Blog flickrCC

CC Roadshow - projects - Flickr Storm

Flickr Storm

Flickr Storm declares itself to be “a better search for Flickr.” Keyword searches return photos published on Flickr, regardless of their copyright status. Results can be limited to photos published under a Creative Commons licence using the Advanced search drop down.

Flickr Storm was developed by zoo-m. Other functionality on Flickr Storm includes a history of viewed photographs and a tray for

Website/Blog Flickr Storm

CC Roadshow - projects - Idée Multicolr Search Lab

Idée Multicolr Search Lab

Idée updated their Multicolr Search on 4 September 2008 to include 10 million CC-licensed images pulled from Flickr’s interesting images pool. The simple interface allows you to search Flickr according to a specific color palette (up to 10 colors total), shooting back 50 image sets that are aesthetically stunning.

Website/Blog Idée

CC Roadshow - projects - Mosman Municipal Council Community Engagement Strategy

Mosman Municipal Council Community Engagement Strategy

Mosman Municipal Council is the local government authority for the northern shores of Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. On 7 April 2009 the Council adopted its new Community Engagement Strategy with an intention to “inform“, “consult“, and “involve” their residence. The Strategies stated agenda is:

‘… to achieve a broader range of views to assist Council in planning services better to meet community needs and aspirations and to provide residents greater opportunities to contribute to and influence outcomes which directly affect their lives.’

The Council has committed to providing open data, utilising social media and networking, and licensing under Creative Commons licences to help them deliver on this Strategy.

The Strategy itself is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Australia licence.

Read the full Mosman Council case study >

Website/Blog Mosman Council Twitter @mosmancouncil

CC Roadshow - projects - Peer 2 Peer University

Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU)

The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities.

All P2PU materials are licensed under a Creative Commons  Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. This includes teaching materials as well as user contributions on The decision to make user contributions similarly licensed was to ensure that all content on the website was available in a way that promotes the values of P2PU and is “openly viewable and licensed.”

Website/Blog P2PU Twitter @P2PU

CC Roadshow - projects - Ping


Ping is a social networking site that makes learning music fun, simple and accessible, and provides creative musical opportunities for rural middle year school students in Victoria, Australia. Using Web 2.0 technologies, the emphasis is on student centred, self-directed learning, exploring a range of musical styles. Ping incorporates video resources with online classrooms, master classes and real-time concert streaming. The project is a collaboration between The Song Room, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Victorian Opera, Country Education Project, 3MBS FM and is funded by the Victorian Government, The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Gwen and Edna Jones Foundation, Telematics Trust and The Gardiner Foundation.

All content on the Ping site is licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike licence (unless otherwise stated).

Website/Blog Ping

CC Roadshow - projects - PLATFORM Journal

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communications

Platform is an open access, online journal publishing graduate (ie Honours, Masters and Doctorate) papers from international contributions. The journal is published by the Media and Communications Program at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

Platform submissions are refereed by a diverse international board of established and emerging scholars from different areas of Media and Communication and it is edited by graduate students at the University of Melbourne.

Authors of papers selected for publication are encouraged to license their submission under a Creative Commons licence.

The journal itself is, by default, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence.

Read the full PLATFORM case study >

Website/Blog PLATFORM Twitter @PlatformJMC Facebook PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication

CC Roadshow - projects - Powerhoue Museum

Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (PHM) is one of Australia’s premier cultural institutions, housing collections which express the nation’s innovation and creativity in science, technology, and the arts. On 7 April 2008, PHM announced its collaboration with Flickr to create ‘The Commons’, becoming the first museum in the world to release publicly-held historical photographs for access on the photo-sharing platform. PHM selected its Tyrrell Photographic Collection for display, an extensive series of glass plate negatives taken by photographers Charles Kerry (1857-1928) and Henry King (1855-1923), showing Sydney life in the late 19th and early 20th century. The initial Flickr collection consists of 200 black and white Tyrrell images, which are now available for public tagging and comment. PHM’s curators continue to upload 50 new images every week from the collection’s 7903 images, and, where possible, add geotags to create an interactive map documenting the position of the photographic content.

The rights and permissions pertaining to PHM’s content are clarified here, which specifies that materials housed at the Museum fall into three categories: full copyright, ‘no known copyright,’ and ‘Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives.’ More recently the Museum has begun releasing educational materials published as part of their ‘Play at Powerhouse’ education program and a selection of images from the Museum’s ‘Photo of the Day’, a blog which features photographs pertaining to its vast collection, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Licence.

Read the full Powerhouse Museum case study >

Website/Blog Powerhouse Museum Facebook /powerhousemuseum

CC Roadshow - projects - Sarawak Gone

Sarawak Gone

Sarawak Gone is a micro-documentary series raising awareness to the gradual decimation of the indigenous life and culture of Sarawak, the struggle to maintain customary right to land and the rapidly decreasing habitats that are also home to countless protected and endangered flora and fauna. Each episode of the project is 5 – 10 minutes long, optimised for online distribution and presentation on portable media devices and laptops.

The project is presented by Andrew Garton in two parts: The Dam and The Headman. The Dam includes three episode that explore the potential impact of the The Bengoh Dam under construction to supply water to Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. All three episodes of The Dam, and their scripts, are release under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence. The Headman went into post-production in April 2010. It is anticipated that the episodes of The Headman will be made available on the same terms.

All other content on the website are also made available under an Attribution 2.5 Australia licence. Garton also makes photos associated to the project available on Flickr under an Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic licence.

Website/Blog Sarawak Gone

CC Roadshow - projects - Slow Release

Slow Release

Slow Release is a music label based at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Established in 2009, the label releases music by staff, senior students and visiting artists to WAAPA. Some audio works published by Slow Release are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia licence.

The label itself is run by third year students from the Bachelor of Music, Music Technology course, overseen by an editorial board of WAAPA staff. The label structure reflects the expertise of the Music Department at WAAPA and covers Jazz, Classical, Contemporary and New Music genres.

Website/Blog Slow Release Twitter @waapamusic

CC Roadshow - projects - Wholesale Meat Music

Wholesale Meat Music/Wholesale Meat Direct

Representing 13 acts, Wholesale Meat Music is an Adelaide-based independent record label dedicated to promoting live music and releasing new music to the public of Adelaide. The label’s entire back catalogue is released under a Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence.

More recently, the label collaborated with the Format Collective to open a Creative Commons music shop in Adelaide. The shop sells a selection of independent recordings from Adelaide and around the world and houses several computers, providing punters access to over 15 hours of local music licensed under a Creative Commons licence, free to download to USB.

Website/Blog Wholesale Meat Direct Facebook /wholesalemeatdirect

User content

We have tried to pull together a list of all the user contributions to the CC Roadshows. Please let us know if we have missed anything.

Credits—Roadshow banner: Image: Screen capture of Australia from OpenStreetMap, CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic. Font: ‘Rawengulk‘ by GLuk, SIL Open Font 1.1. Project banners: Except where noted, all used courtesy of their respective copyright owners. Powerhouse Museum banner: Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘Powerhouse Museum‘ by cambodia4kidsorg, CC BY 2.0 Generic. Sarawak Gone banner: Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘Sarawak Gone – a micro docs series from‘ by Andrew Garton, CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic. In compliance, this version also CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic. Icons: Blue Jeans Social Media Icons by, CC BY 3.0 Unported.