Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.
State Government Usage
In Australia both the Federal Government and the various State Governments are adopting CC Licencing include:
Examples of State Governments using CC Licencing:
- NSW Government Copyright Statement
- South Australian Government Copyright Statement
- Victorian Government Copyright Statement
- Queensland Government Copyright Statement
Local Government Usage
Only a small percentage of local governments seem to be following the lead of the other levels of government, but there are a few examples, e.g.