Australian Public SectorInformation and Creative   Commons Licences                           1
Australian Policy and Creative Commons• Commonwealth Government agencies are now required to release  copyright public sec...
AusGoal – Implementation Tool• To assist and advise government and related sectors on  licensing PSI under CC, the Austral...
Australian guide to licensing PSI under CC• ccAustralia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative  Industries and Innovation ...
CC and the Government 2.0 Innovation Showcase• The Government 2.0 Innovation Showcase was set up  to share examples of inn...
CC and the Australian Bureau of Statistics• ABS website is licensed under a CC Attribution  Licence:‘Unless otherwise note...
CC and Geoscience Australia• Geoscience Australia website is licensed under a CC  Attribution Licence: ‘Save for the conte...
CC and the Australian Parliament• The Parliament’s central web portal houses important  documents of the Australian Federa...
CC and data.gov.au for Federal, State andTerritory Governments• Australian Government and state and territorygovernments a...
CC and the Australian Government InformationManagement Blog• The Australian Government Information  Management Office has ...
CC and the 2010 – 2011 Federal Budget• 2010-2011 Federal Budget is available under a CC Attribution  Licence:   ‘Notwithst...
CC and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’sWater Information• The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has licensed  its ‘Im...
CC and the Department of Broadband,Communication and the Digital Economy• Department of Broadband, Communication and the D...
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This presentation provides a summary of the use of Creative Commons licences in Australian public sector information.

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Australian Public Sector Information and Creative Commons

  1. 1. Australian Public SectorInformation and Creative Commons Licences 1
  2. 2. Australian Policy and Creative Commons• Commonwealth Government agencies are now required to release copyright public sector information (PSI) under Creative Commons (CC) BY-licences or other open content licences, wherever possible.• This policy initiative was inspired by recommendations of Government 2.0 Taskforce Report released in 2009.• The Government 2.0 Taskforce Report is available at: http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/gov20taskforcereport/index.html• The Australian Government’s Response to the Report is available at: http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/govresponse20report/doc/Government-Response-to-Gov-2-0- Report.pdf• Federal Attorney General’s Department has prepared draft guidelines to assist government agencies in about adopting CC or other open licences when releasing PSI: http://agimo.govspace.gov.au/2011/02/01/guest-post-comment-sought-on-draft-public-sector-information- licensing-guidelines/ 2
  3. 3. AusGoal – Implementation Tool• To assist and advise government and related sectors on licensing PSI under CC, the Australian government have developed AusGoal - Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Framework .• AusGOAL is an online tool which provides advice on managing copyright, privacy, security and confidentiality implications of licensing PSI available under Creative Commons.• AusGoal recommends the suite of CC licences for copyrighted material and the CC Public Domain Mark for non-copyrighted material.• AusGOAL is also under a default CC BY licence: http://www.ausgoal.gov.au 3
  4. 4. Australian guide to licensing PSI under CC• ccAustralia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation and Queensland’s University of Technology Faculty of Law have prepared a guide for government departments and agencies on the licensing and use of government copyright materials under CC 3.0 Australia Licences.• The guide is titled ‘Creative Commons and Government Guide’ and is available at: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/38364/20/CC_and_Govt_Guide_v3.2_110316_Final.pdf 4
  5. 5. CC and the Government 2.0 Innovation Showcase• The Government 2.0 Innovation Showcase was set up to share examples of innovation in the Australian public sector, both in government services or service delivery, processes, policies or systems.• The showcase is licensed under a CC Attribution Licence: ‘With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all material presented on this site is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.’ See the showcase website at:http://showcase.govspace.gov.au/ 5
  6. 6. CC and the Australian Bureau of Statistics• ABS website is licensed under a CC Attribution Licence:‘Unless otherwise noted, all material on this website – except the ABS logo, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and any material protected by a trade mark – is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence’ See the ABS website at: http://www.abs.gov.au 6
  7. 7. CC and Geoscience Australia• Geoscience Australia website is licensed under a CC Attribution Licence: ‘Save for the content on this website supplied by third parties, the Geoscience Australia logo, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and any material protected by a trade mark, Geoscience Australia has applied the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence’ See the Geoscience Australia website: http://www.ga.gov.au 7
  8. 8. CC and the Australian Parliament• The Parliament’s central web portal houses important documents of the Australian Federal Government including all bills, committee reports and, most importantly, the Hansard transcript of Parliamentary Sittings.• The portal is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial, No-derivatives licence: ‘With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all material presented on this website is provided under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia licence. See the Parliament’s portal at: http://www.aph.gov.au
  9. 9. CC and data.gov.au for Federal, State andTerritory Governments• Australian Government and state and territorygovernments are releasing public datasets on data.gov.auavailable under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence:‘With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all textual material presented on data.gov.au is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence’ See the data.gov.au website at: www.data.gov.au 9
  10. 10. CC and the Australian Government InformationManagement Blog• The Australian Government Information Management Office has its blog available under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence: ‘With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all material presented in this blog is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence’ See AGIMO Blog at http://agimo.govspace.gov.au.
  11. 11. CC and the 2010 – 2011 Federal Budget• 2010-2011 Federal Budget is available under a CC Attribution Licence: ‘Notwithstanding the general copyright licence provided for on www.budget.gov.au, and with the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms; Statement 1: Budget Overview; Statement 2: Economic Outlook; Statement 3: Fiscal Strategy and Outlook; Statement 4: Assessing the Sustainability of the Budget; Statement 5: Revenue; Statement 8: Statement of Risks, all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence’ 2010-2011 Federal Budget available at: http://www.budget.gov.au/2010- 11/content/bp1/html/bp1_prelims.htm 11
  12. 12. CC and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’sWater Information• The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has licensed its ‘Improving Water Information Program’ with a default Creative Commons Attribution Licence.• The site aggregates hundreds of other government departments and agencies information into the National Water Account: ‘Unless otherwise noted, all material on this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Australia Licence’ For BOM’s Water Information, see: www.bom.gov.au/water 12
  13. 13. CC and the Department of Broadband,Communication and the Digital Economy• Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy have licensed their Budd:e E-security Education Package under a Creative Commons Attribution Non- Commercial Licence: ‘Unless otherwise noted, all material in the Cybersecurity Education Package – except the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy logo, and any material protected by a trade mark – is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 Australia licence…’ See Budd:e E-security Education Package at: https://budd- e.staysmartonline.gov.au/
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