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1 Creative Commons: an introduction Jessica Coates Creative Commons Clinic April 2008 AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J Carpeted commons by Glutnix, available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence,

2 AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

3 AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J "Copyright", Randall Munroe, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 licenseCopyrighthttp://xkcd.org/14/Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license

4 Aims to make creative material more useable by providing free licences that creators can use to give certain permissions in advance AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

5 CC is designed to… provide standardised licences that facilitate sharing are flexible are easy to use and understand (for people and machines) and that apply in the same way anywhere in the world. AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

6 Attribution-ShareAlike Licences Attribution AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J Attribution-Noncommercial Attribution-NoDerivatives Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives

7 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative

8 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative

9 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative

10 Finding CC material AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

11 Licence Use Mid-2006 about 140 million Now – over 60 million on Flickr alone Most have Noncommercial limitation Moving towards more liberal licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative Use of licence elements – June 2006 CRICOS No J

12 CC+ CC projects AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J +

13 CC Myths CC is not: Anti-copyright – just another rights management tool for creators Anti-commercial – can charge for first use, commercial uses, “premium” service, or embed advertising Right for every situation – entirely voluntary, and won’t be best solution for all creators AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

14 Why share? Facilitates collaboration Increases reach and reputation Access new business models Gives new value to ‘back catalogue’ Community engagement Reduces costs for users Legal clarity and reduced admin Increases sum of human knowledge, encourages innovation AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

15 CC v custom licence Benefits of CC/standardisation Tools and metadata Reduce licence proliferation Compatibility Recognition and ease of understanding Common approach Disadvantages of CC/standardisation Meeting custom needs/requirements Non-revocable AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

16 Priorities for open access Government information Open education resources Update systems to increase options for private users Copyright reform – rights for libraries, educators, users AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

17 Open government Give public-funded material back to the public Encourage use of government archives Reduce barriers to data access (and associated admin costs) Facilitate collaboration with other government and private entities Consistent and transparent licensing policies Increase innovation, help economy AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J Broken Simulacra -

18 Open education resources Increase materials available to teachers/students By-pass complex copyright restrictions Reduce costs Facilitate collaboration Increase reach/reputation of institutions Don’t re-invent the wheel AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

19 What do we need? Standards Policies Implementation Education AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J

20 Thanks AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No J This slide show is licensed under a Creative Commons Australia Attribution licence. For more information see Carpeted commons by Glutnix, available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence,


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