Crown IP includes material protected by copyright law, such as public sector information, literary and artistic works, software, film and sound recordings. It also includes IP rights in inventions (such as patents), plant breeder’s rights, circuit layouts, trademarks, and designs.
Like all government assets, Crown IP assets are valuable and should be managed responsibly. Good management benefits all Queenslanders.
Administration of Crown IP across government
The Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy, and Minister for the Arts, is responsible for the administration of Crown IP across government. Crown IP staff in the Queensland Government Customer and Digital Group (QGCDG), Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE), assist agencies to manage their IP by:
- promoting a consistent approach to Crown IP management based on the Queensland public sector intellectual property principles (IP principles) and other IP guidance
- coordinating audits of Crown IP management across government, and using the outcomes to improve the effectiveness and maturity of Crown IP management
- assisting Queensland Government agencies to access IP training and resources, and understand their responsibilities regarding Crown IP
- managing agreements with three copyright collecting societies on behalf of the Queensland Government
- providing whole of government information through a Crown IP policy framework.
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