creative commons

Blog post

10 May 2018

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.


8 Dec 2015

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...


1 Nov 2015

CC Toolkits is a project to help organize the creative work about Creative Commons (CC), for others to take or remix to help share the importance of Creative Commons with others. This site is a place to find useful information, and communicate experiences sharing CC....


24 Oct 2015

Creative Commons founder and 2016 presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig speaks at the Creative Commons 2015 Global Summit held in Seoul.


31 Jan 2015

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...


20 Nov 2014

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...


25 Jun 2013

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...


25 Nov 2010

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


18 May 2009

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...


28 Aug 2007

This report evaluates and responds to the outcomes of CCau Industry Forum, a research-focused industry engagement event held in November 2006. The event was organised by the CCi Creative Commons Clinic and Creative Commons and Open Content Licensing research projects in response to the Digital...

Journal article

10 Nov 2005

Online computer gamers are a creative bunch, from the mayhem of first-person shooters (FPS) to more the social experiences of massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), gamers are producing new content for their favourite titles at an amazing rate. This paper explores the rewriting of...

Journal article


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.



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