Creative commons


Creative Commons style guide 2019

This guide should be used by any person responsible for creating communication materials and/ or visual assets for Creative Commons (CC), including graphic designers, video editors, developers, and professional printers. It’s also a useful reference for CC staff, affiliates, community members, and CC Chapters.
Blog post

Conflicting academic attitudes to copyright are slowing the move to open access

Where previously authors would typically assign rights in a scholarly work to an academic publisher, the open access movement has prompted a shift towards retention of rights and the use of creative commons licenses to control how works are used by publishers.
Journal article

Securing community-controlled infrastructure: SPARC’s plan of action

The threat posed by commercial lock-up of crucial infrastructure has implications that transcend libraries and extend across the operations of higher education institutions, writes Heather Joseph.

Guide to Creative Commons for humanities and social science monograph authors

This guide explores concerns expressed in public evidence given by researchers, learned societies and publishers to inquiries in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and also concerns expressed by researchers working with the OAPEN-UK project. We have also identified a number of...

ARC Open access policy

The ARC Open Access Policy took effect from 1 January 2013. The Australian Government makes a major investment in research to support its essential role in improving the wellbeing of our society. To maximise the benefits from research, publications resulting from research activities must be...

State of the commons

Collaboration, sharing, and cooperation are a driving force for human evolution. Creative Commoners have known this fact all along, and recently there has been a flurry of new research to explain why. The online communities that we’ve created together are a global platform for sharing...

State of the commons

Creative Commons is the global standard for open content. There are active CC communities on every continent on earth. When open licenses become a requirement on publicly funded resources, they have the potential to massively reduce costs and increase access to use and reuse of...

CC & Government Guide Using Creative Commons 3.0 Australia Licences on Government Copyright Materials

This Guide deals with the licensing of government copyright materials for distribution and reuse under Creative Commons (CC) 3.0 Australia licences. The Guide has been developed for government agencies that make their copyright materials available for access, use and reuse. It provides practical guidance for...

Blog, podcast, vodcast and Wiki copyright guide for Australia

This guide was developed by the Law Research Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) to examine and explain copyright issues which impact upon creators and users of blogs, podcasts, vodcasts and wikis in the Australian legal environment. In...