[cc-community] Australian National Innovation Review recommends Creative Commons

elliott bledsoe elliott at creativecommons.org.au
Tue Sep 9 02:21:53 EDT 2008

Those interested in open access to public sector information will be  
excited to see the results of a recently released Australian Federal  
Government Review of the National Innovation System, www.innovation.gov.au/innovationreview 
. The final report, titled VenturousAustralia was prepared for Senator  
Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, by  
consultants Culter and Co, headed up by industry consultant and  
strategy adviser Dr Terry Cutler. It places a strong emphasis on open  
innovation, stating in the introduction:

"Today innovation is understood to involve much more than the  
transmission of knowledge down the pipeline of production from  
research to development to application. In the age of the internet,  
with the opportunities for collaboration which it opens up, open  
innovation is increasingly important."

Most importantly from an open access point of view, it was  
Recommendation 7.8 which is most exciting:

"Australian governments should adopt international standards of open  
publishing as far as possible. Material released for public  
information by Australian governments should be released under a  
creative commons licence."

The full report is available at http://www.innovation.gov.au/innovationreview/Documents/NIS-review-web.pdf

Just thought I would let you all know


elliott bledsoe
project officer

+61 7 3138 9597
elliott at creativecommons.org.au

my cc blog: http://ccelliott.blogspot.com

The Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative  
Industries and Innovation funds research into Creative Commons in  
Australia through the ccClinic and the CC and Open Content Licensing  
(OCL) Models research programs.

Creative Commons Australia is hosted by Queensland University of  
Technology at the QUT Faculty of Law. It is a research project of the  
Intellectual Property: Knowledge, Culture and Economy research stream  
of the Law and Justice Research Centre.

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