The Need for Free Access to Regulated Standards (Submission by AustLII to Standards Australia in Response to Its Discussion Paper, July 2019 ‘Distribution and Licensing Policy Framework’)
9 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2019 Last revised: 15 Aug 2019
Date Written: July 26, 2019
In this Submission to Standards Australia (SA), the Australasian Legal Information Institute submits that SA should make it one of its objectives to maximise the free access availability of standards, particularly by placing various categories of standards in the public domain through the use of non-viral open content licensing, particularly Regulated Standards and other standards of very high public importance and interest. To make this possible, SA should also adopt an objective to develop an operating model which recognises the public interest in its activities and that allows for multiple funding sources within a not for profit framework.
AustLII submits that these principles should be accepted now as broad objectives, irrespective of the extent to which they can be achieved at the moment.
The submission then makes various more detailed recommendations concerning how these objectives may be achieved.
Note: This is the final version of the submission, replacing the draft version of 19 July.
Keywords: Free Access to Law, Standards, AustLII, Australia
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