New book showcasing Australasian Creative Commons case studies

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Thursday 05 March 2009.

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The good folk at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have been busy over the past couple of years researching ways in which Creative Commons (CC) is being used to distribute media by organisations in Australia and Asia.

The results are available on the Creative Commons case studies wiki, however QUT press has also published a hardcopy volume titled ‘Building an Australasian Commons – Creative Commons Case Studies Volume 1’.

Rachel Cobcroft edited the 200 page paperback into easily digested sections which showcase real-life examples of CC usage

- within the music business
- for democratic change
- to unleash the moving image, visual arts and literature
- and to share content from educational, cultural and government institutions.

From Nine Inch Nails and Artabase to The Age and Queensland State Government, ‘Building an Australasian Commons’ highlights over 100 case studies which illustrate how Creative Commons licensing can benefit the full gamut of artists, businesses, organisations and institutions.

This volume is a total must-have for educational institutions. Arts organisations and businesses who want to learn how Creative Commons can assist in achieving their aims will also find the case studies a valuable reference.

Download ‘Building an Australasian Commons’ pdf

Or if you’d prefer a hard copy, email

Artabase on the Creative Commons case studies wiki

Paul J. Kalemba, an artist who embraces Creative Commons licenses