Open access policies, practices and licensing : a review of the literature in Australia and selected jurisdictions

Fitzgerald, Anne M. (2009) Open access policies, practices and licensing : a review of the literature in Australia and selected jurisdictions. School of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland.

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The full economic, cultural and environmental value of information produced or funded by the public sector can be realised through enabling greater access to and reuse of the information. To do this effectively it is necessary to describe and implement a policy framework that supports greater access and reuse among a distributed, online network of information suppliers and users. The objective of this study was to identify materials dealing with policies, principles and practices relating to information access and reuse in Australia and in other key jurisdictions internationally.

Open Access Policies, Practices and Licensing: A review of the literature in Australia and selected jurisdictions sets out the findings of an extensive review of published materials dealing with policies, practices and legal issues relating to information access and reuse, with a particular focus on materials generated, held or funded by public sector bodies. The report was produced as part of the work program of the project “Enabling Real-Time Information Access in Both Urban and Regional Areas”, established within the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI).

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ID Code: 28026
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Part of the "OAK Law Project guide series"
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Keywords: Open Access, Public Sector Information, Creative Commons, Copyright, Data sharing
ISBN: 9780980509717
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Anne Fitzgerald
Copyright Statement: The Overview section of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence. Attribution is to Professor Anne Fitzgerald.
Copyright in the original commentary text and compilation of materials in this work is owned by Anne Fitzgerald.
Copyright in all extracts from original works included in this compilation continues to belong to the owners of copyright in those works and is not affected or altered in any way by their inclusion in this work.
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2009 23:03
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 23:23

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