Open Content Licensing

Cultivating the Creative Commons

Edited by Brian Fitzgerald

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Format: paperback
262 pages
ISBN: 9781920898519

Publication: 01 Mar 2007

Publisher: Sydney University Press

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Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons brings together papers from some of the most prominent thinkers of our time on the internet, law and the importance of open content licensing in the digital age. Drawing on material presented at the Queensland University of Technology conference of January 2005, the text 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.

Open Content Licensing is a joint publication of Sydney University Press, Queensland University of Technology and CCI.

Brian Fitzgerald is an Australian legal academic and barrister, specialising in intellectual property and information technology.

Brian Fitzgerald
A short overview of creative commons
Brian Fitzgerald

Banco Court keynote
The Hon. Justice James Douglas
Does copyright have limits? Eldred v Ashcroft and its aftermath
Lawrence Lessig

Conference keynote
The Hon. Justice Ronald Sackville
The vision for the creative commons: what are we and where are we headed? Free culture
Lawrence Lessig

Creative commons worldwide
The iCommons Project
Tom Cochrane, Neeru Paharia and Ian Oi

Government and creative commons
The government’s role in supporting creative innovation
Linda Lavarch
Why governments and public institutions need to understand open content licensing
Stuart Cunningham, Terry Cutler, Anne Fitzgerald, Neale Hoope and Tom Cochrane

Creative commons and the creative industries
Perspectives from the creative industries
Richard Neville, Richard Jones, Greg Hearn and Barry Conyngham

Case studies
Open content licensing initiatives
Arun Sharma
Carol Fripp and Dennis McNamara
Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL)
Renato Ianella
Youth Internet Radio Network (YIRN)
Jean Burgess and Mark Fallu
Australian Creative Resource Online (ACRO)
David Rooney

Policy issues
Internet and innovation
John Quiggin
Digital sampling and culture jamming in a remix world: what does the law allow?
Brian Fitzgerald and Damien O’Brien

Law and computer games
Greg Lane
Games history, content, practice and law
Brian Fitzgerald, Sal Humphreys, John Banks, Keith Done and Nic Suzor
The future
Lawrence Lessig, Stuart Cunningham and Sal Humphreys


Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 15 mm
262 pages
1 b&w table and 2 b&w illustrations
ISBN: 9781920898519
Publication: 01 Mar 2007