The Australian Government has a lot of IP to protect, and all government agencies are responsible for managing the IP they produce.
Government use of IP
IP is very valuable. The Australian Government IP Rules provide guidance on how Australian government agencies should manage their IP, and how different types of IP should be used.
The IP rules also contain information about:
parts of government contracts and agreements that are about IP
publication and licensing of government information
Government use of copyright material
Quick Guide to Government IP Rules
The quick guide to the Australian Government IP Rules includes information about the IP issues government agencies need to know.
Statement of IP Principles
The Statement of IP Principles outlines how agencies should manage their IP. It applies to a range of activities including procurement, record keeping, industry development, innovation and public access.
If you have questions about how the Australian Government IP rules apply to your agency, copyright [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Statement%20of%20IP%20Rules) (contact us).
Australian Government IP Rules
These Principles, together with the guidance documents below, make up the Australian Government IP rules:
Intellectual Property Manual Guidelines for licensing Public Sector Information (PSI) for Australian Government Agencies Sample model contract clauses Explanatory material about the new policy and the model contract clauses Licensing and use of Commonwealth material
For a copy of the guidance documents please copyright [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Australian%20Government%20IP%20Rules) (contact us).
If you want to use Australian Government copyright material, you need to get permission from the agency that published it.
Intellectual Property Principles for Commonwealth Entities
The IP rules also contain information about parts of government contracts and agreements that are about IP, publication and licensing of government information and Government use of copyright material.
Guidelines for releasing public sector information