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

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Philip Chung

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Graham Greenleaf

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Andrew Mowbray

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 26, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chung, Philip and Greenleaf, Graham and Mowbray, Andrew, 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’) (July 26, 2019). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-64. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3422586 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3422586

Philip Chung

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Graham Greenleaf (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia
+61 2 9385 2233 (Phone)
+61 2 9385 1175 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www2.austlii.edu.au/~graham

Andrew Mowbray

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

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