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 and 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 In Danielle Bourcier, Pompeu Casanovas and Melanie Dulong de Rosnay (Ed.). Intelligent Multimedia: Managing Creative Works in a Digital World pp. 151 - 174 European Press Academic Publishing.
|Authors||Fitzgerald, Anne M., Hooper, Neale and Fitzgerald, Brian F.|
|Editors||Danielle Bourcier, Pompeu Casanovas and Melanie Dulong de Rosnay|
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.
|Keywords||creative commons; copyright; public sector; information; research; australia; government; open access; licensing; crown; public domain|
|Page range||151 - 174|
|Book title||Intelligent Multimedia: Managing Creative Works in a Digital World|
|Publisher||European Press Academic Publishing|
|Web address (URL)||http://eprints.qut.edu.au/34143/|
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