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The use of Creative Commons licensing to enable open access to public sector information and publicly funded research results : an overview of recent Australian developments

Fitzgerald, Anne M., Hooper, Neale, & Fitzgerald, Brian F. (2010) The use of Creative Commons licensing to enable open access to public sector information and publicly funded research results : an overview of recent Australian developments. In Bourcier, Danièle, Casanovas, Pompeu, Dulong de Rosnay, Mélanie, & Maracke, Catharina (Eds.) Intelligent Multimedia : Managing Creative Works in a Digital World. European Press Academic Publishing , pp. 151-174.

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Abstract

This chapter provides an account of the use of Creative Commons (CC) licensing as a legally and operationally effective means by which governments can implement systems to enable open access to and reuse of their public sector information (PSI). It describes the experience of governments in Australia in applying CC licences to PSI in a context where a vast range of material and information produced, collected, commissioned of funded by government is subject to copyright. By applying CC licences, governments can give effect to their open access policies and create a public domain of PSI which is available for resue by other governmental agencies and the community at large.

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ID Code: 34143
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: creative commons, copyright, public sector , information, research , australia, government, open access, licensing , crown , public domain
ISBN: 9788883980633
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Anne Fitzgerald
Copyright Statement: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2010 14:51
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2010 14:51

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