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Creative Commons for You, and for Government, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 4 November 2011

A free public seminar on Creative Commons was presented by Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Neale Hooper and Cheryl Foong. They were joined by Miles Nicholls (Data Manager, Atlas of Living Australia) and Anthony Baxter ( Crisis Response).

The presentation slides are available on the event page and on the auPSI Presentations page.

Open Government Data Conference and Data Camp, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 23 September 2011

A conference designed to showcase the Australian and international leaders in the area of Open Government Data was convened by Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Professor Anne Fitzgerald and Neale Hooper at the QUT Gardens Point campus on 23 September 2011. The conference was followed by a Data Camp, facilitated by Mark Elliott of Collabforge.

A summary of the event is available here. The presentation slides are available on the event page and also on the auPSI Presentations page.

Creative Commons & You series of seminars, 2011

In 2011, Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Neale Hooper and Professor Brian Fitzgerald convened and presented at a series of free public seminars in various Australian cities. Through these seminars, they explained how CC may be utilised by creators, educators, researchers, government officers and the general community to use and reuse open data and cultural materials.

The relevant cities were:

Most of the presentation slides from these events are available on our Presentations page.

Blue Sky: Future Directions in Copyright Law, Sydney, 25 February 2011

On Friday, 25 February 2011 the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation and the QUT Faculty of Law’s Intellectual Property: Knowledge, Culture, Economy (IP: KCE) research program hosted the Blue Sky conference at The Bathers’ Pavilion, Balmoral, Sydney. The conference was convened by Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Ben Atkinson.

A summary of the event is available here, and you may also access the full program and video recordings on the IP:KCE event page.


Seminar: Using Creative Commons in the Public Sector: Open Access to knowledge, culture and Public Sector Information (PSI) - Canberra, 26 November 2010

The seminar Using Creative Commons in the Public Sector: Open Access to Knowledge, Culture and Public Sector Information (PSI) was held in Committee Room 2S1 at the Federal Parliament House, Canberra on Friday 26 November 2010.

The event was very successful and productive, thanks to the fantastic location and the quality of speakers and their interesting accounts of their experience in applying CC licences in a broad range of circumstances throughout the public sector.

The final programme and powerpoint slides from the event are available here.


Seminar: Towards a National Information Strategy - Canberra, 19 November 2008

On 19 November 2008, the auPSI research team ran a free public seminar about the Review of the National Innovation System: Towards a National Information Strategy. The half-day seminar was held in the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra and was hosted by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and the QUT Law School.

The speakers at the seminar included Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Professor Anne Fitzgerald, both IP professors in the QUT Law School, and Dr Nicholas Gruen of Lateral Economics.  View the seminar agenda and speaker bios here.

Professor Brian Fitzgerald spoke about innovation as a force that results from the exchange of ideas.  His presentation is attached: Venturous Australia: Towards A National Information Strategy [.ppt, 507 kb]

Dr Nicholas Gruen gave a compelling talk on Innovation in Australia. Click through to his presentation, Innovation and information: Towards a National Information Strategy [.ppt, 4632 kb]

Professor Anne Fitzgerald spoke about policy developments in Australia and around the world on access to and reuse of government data and information. These policy developments are charted in a literature review that Professor Anne Fitzgerald is currently undertaking, entitled, Policies and Principles on Access To and Reuse of Public Sector Information: a review of the literature in Australia and selected jurisdictions.  The various chapters of the literature review can be accessed in the "Reports" section of this website.  Professor Anne Fitzgerald's presentation is attached: Towards a National Information Strategy: A Strategy for Implementation [.ppt, 229 KB]