Applying the CC Licence Markings

Creative Commons licence markings should be applied and associated prominently with the material being licensed, and include as much additional information as is appropriate to the circumstances.   Below are some examples of different methods of applying the Creative Commons markings.

Applying CC Licence Markings to Printed Documents  (ie. materials intended to be read offline)

Creative Commons License
Report Map of Australia, 
© Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2011

This method uses the CC BY licence and ensures that when the document is printed the URL for the licence is still legible.  The copyright symbol, department name and year of publication are not mandatory (at law), but serve to establish how the author / publisher wishes to be attributed, and the remaining duration of copyright in the document.   

Applying CC Licence Markings to Web Pages

If the material is being published on the Internet, you should mark up your webpages with the right code to make the licence human and machine readable.  

Creative Commons License
Report Map of Australia by Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2011 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.  Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

Creative Commons provides web-based and developer tools to create the code that inserts the markings onto a webpage.  The code is formatted in a special way that also enables the material and licence to be easily discovered on the Internet.  The AusGOAL Licence Chooser also provides similar functionality at the end of the material review process. 

High Resolution Logo's

The complete library of high resolution logo's can be found at