copyright

Creative commons licensing and the re-use of public sector or government copyright material: the Australian experience

Authors: 
and A. Fitzgerald
Publication date: 
1 July 2007
Type: 
article

The question of access to and re-use of materials produced by government and other publicly funded bodies has emerged as an important issue in recent years. The growing interest in open access to government copyright products has been driven not only by technological advances in software and hardware and a growing appreciation of the economic advantages to be gained by states who enable access to and re-use of public sector information, but also by user demand.

The role of open content licences in building open content communities: creative commons, GFDL and other licences

Publication date: 
8 February 2007
Type: 
chapter

This article seeks to highlight the unique and fundamental interaction between the legal notion of providing permission to reproduce or communicate copyright content (copyright licensing) and the building of open user generated online communities such as ccMixter and Flickr. As much of the information and content that is found in online communities – especially text, images, music and film – is subject to copyright, it can only be reproduced or communicated to the public with the permission of the copyright owner.

Open content licensing: cultivating the Creative Commons

Publication date: 
1 January 2005
Type: 
book

Published by the Sydney University Press, this book draws on papers presented at the QUT conference of the same name, which took place in January, 2005. It provides a snapshot of the thoughts of over 30 Australian and international experts on topics surrounding the international Creative Commons movement, from the landmark Eldred v Ashcroft copyright term decision to the legalities of digital sampling in a remix world.

Digital Liberty - 2007 articles and reports

Publication date: 
1 January 2007
Type: 
article

Coates, J. Suzor, N. and Fitzgerald, A., Legal Aspects of Web 2.0 Activities, report prepared for Smart Service Queensland, July 2007 available at http://www.ip.qut.edu.au/files/Queensland%20Government%20Report%20-%20re...

Black, P., Delaney, H. and Fitzgerald, B., ‘Legal Issues for Wikis: The Challenge of User-generated and Peer-produced Knowledge, Content and Culture’ (2007) 14(1) eLaw Journal 245-282

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