Victorian Government intellectual property policy

Overview

The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) is responsible the Whole of Victorian Government Intellectual Property Policy Intent and Principles (IP Policy).

The IP Policy is the State's framework for the ownership and management of its intellectual property (IP), and for its use of IP belonging to other parties. The IP Policy requires the State to grant rights to its IP in a flexible manner that maximises the public interest.

Responsibility for the DataVic Access Policy was recently transferred from DTF to the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), specifically to the Victorian Centre for Data Insights.

The transfer, which occurred 2 October 2017, consolidates responsibility for open data within the one department. DPC delivers the Victorian Government Data Directory and the move aligns open data policy to the Victorian Centre for Data Insights' role providing expertise and oversight of policy for the collection, sharing and reuse of data across the Victorian Government.

DTF is working closely with DPC to ensure a smooth transition and DTF will continue to implement the DataVic Access Policy by pro-actively identifying and releasing high value data to the Victorian community.

For more information, phone 03 9651 2455.