OPEN ACCESS

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CREATIVE COMMONS

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.

https://creativecommons.org/

Search for free content in the public domain and under Creative Commons licenses.

CC search https://search.creativecommons.org/

Learn more about CC licenses here.

CREATIVE CONTENT AUSTRALIA

Creative Content Australia is committed to raising awareness about the value of screen content, role of copyright and impact of piracy. They commission regular independent research, create free online curriculum-linked education resources for Australian schools and produce consumer campaigns.

https://www.creativecontentaustralia.org.au/

DIGITAL CONTENT GUIDE

The Digital Content Guide is a place to find digital services that provide Australians with access to licensed music, movies, TV shows, games, eBooks and sport. On the site you can find information about different services and you can click through directly to them. Australians have a wide choice of licensed digital content services across different devices and platforms. The choices continue to grow. This site is designed to help you easily find the content you want from a licensed service.

The Digital Content Guide gives consumers help to find licensed digital services which are availed in Australia across the film, music, TV, books and games industries and sporting codes.

The funding members are: Australian Screen Association; APRAAMCOS; ARIA; Copyright Agency Ltd; Foxtel; News Corp Australia and Village Roadshow.

https://digitalcontentguide.com.au/

FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

Free software developers guarantee everyone equal rights to their programs; any user can study the source code, modify it, and share the program. By contrast, most software carries fine print that denies users these basic rights, leaving them susceptible to the whims of its owners and vulnerable to surveillance.

https://www.fsf.org/

INTERNET ARCHIVE

A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

The largest publicly accessible, privately funded digital archive in the world.

https://archive.org/

OPEN CULTURE

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It's all free. It's all enriching. But it's also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Open Culture's mission is to centralise this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Some of the major resource collections include:

Audio Books

Online Courses

MOOCs

Movies

Languages

Textbooks

eBooks

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.

In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.

https://www.oercommons.org/

SMARTCOPYING

The Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE.

https://www.smartcopying.edu.au/