The 2014 Australian Budget papers and associated data released on http://data.gov.au under a CC BY licence. Read more about the history here.
With the version 4.0 international CC licences having recently been released, it is a good time to review what CC has achieved in the 11 years since the version 1.0 CC licences were published on 16 December 2002. In this article published by…
Creative Commons new version 4.0 licences were launched on 25 November 2013. The version 4.0 licences, “the most global, legally robust licences produced by CC to date”, are the result of extensive consultations and discussions among CC headquarters and CC…
When the New South Wales government published the NSW Government Open Data Policy (v. 1.0, September 2013) on 11 November 2013, it adopted a position on Creative Commons licensing of government data and information that is consistent with that which has…
Creative Commons Affiliate members from several countries participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF8) at the Bali International Convention Centre, Nusa Dua, Bali (21 to 25 October 2013). CC Affiliates in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom were represented. Anne Fitzgerald…
In September 2013, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill issued an Open Data Declaration, which will require all government agencies to ensure their data is publicly accessible. The Premier also officially launched data.sa.gov.au, the South Australian Government Data Directory that will provide access to open government data.…
On Thursday last week, Aged Care Queensland launched their new eMentoring Handbook CD Rom, designed to assist aged care workers with training and mentoring advice and opportunities. Excitingly, they’ve published the entire resource under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence. This means the material on the CD Rom can be redistributed, remixed and repurposed.
The publication of a single CD Rom under a CC licence might not seem like a big step, but it’s one of the first examples Australia-wide of a community service organisation working at the ground level putting real time and thought into providing the most appropriate copyright policy for their resources. The licensing makes the CD Rom much more valuable to the community it is seeking to service. Not only can it be spread far and wide, aged care workers in the field can create customised versions for their regions, teachers and trainers can feel confident reproducing and distributing the information for their classes, and workers from other sectors can use it as the basis for eMentoring Handbooks relevant to their own workers. The whole licensing initiative is primarily due to Aged Care Queensland’s eMentoring Project Officer, Sarah Stewart – you can find her musings on the whole licensing process on her blog.
![Info Packs](/images/infopack.gif) Creative Commons AU has released redistributable information packs which provide an overview of specific topics. The following packs are available:
About the Creative Commons licences
* [Creative Commons Licences Explained](/materials/licencesexplainedcontentcreatorsinfopack.pdf)
* [Quick Guide to the Creative Commons Licences](/factsheets/cc-licences)
* [Creative Commons Licensing Flowchart](/factsheets/licensing-flowchart)
* [Benefits of Creative Commons](/materials/Benefits_of_CC_08.pdf)
* [Using the Creative Commons metadata](/marking/examples)
About Creative Commons content
* [How to Find Creative Commons Licensed Material](/infopacks/findingmaterial)
* [Quick Guide to Creative Commons Resources](/materials/CC_Web_Resources.pdf)
[Pooling Ideas help sheets](/infopacks/poolingideas)
* [What is Creative Commons?](/materials/whatiscc.pdf)