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Australian Government, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Commonwealth IT IP Guidelines: Management and Commercialisation of Commonwealth Intellectual Property in the Field of Information Technology (2000) (full-text).
These Guidelines encourage Commonwealth agencies to only acquire the intellectual property (IP) necessary for achievement of their corporate missions and to be alert to opportunities for financial savings through exploration of licensing options. The Guidelines assist Commonwealth officers to take a more flexible approach when negotiating IP ownership in contracts by properly informing themselves of the IP management options and on-costs.
The Guidelines were prepared by the Australian Government Solicitor for the Department following wide consultation with government agencies and interest groups that have a major role in the creation and management of IP. Peak information industry organisations provided valuable input to this process.