Info For Free Use

Taking a cue from the Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik today two Departments of the Government of Odisha  have made their Social Media and Web Site feeds copy right free.


Surendra Kumar, Principal Secretary I & PR and ST & SC Development has informed about the decision taken in this regard.

Both the Department of Information & Public Relations and the Department of ST and SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare has taken the decision in this regard.

As per the decisions taken by these two departments, the website and social media feeds such as Face book and Twitter, of both these departments, are now being licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

This means that henceforth all the content on the website and social media accounts of Information and Public Relations Department and ST and SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Departments are now free for public usage.

This includes photographs, videos, government publications and much more.

1 January each year is observed as the Public Domain Day with the aim of providing free access to information to general public.

Chief Minister  Mr.Patnaik  had already shown the way in this regard by declaring his own Social Media handles as well as CMO handles as copyright free in the month of September 2017.

This helps everyone including students, media and common people to use the contents freely.

This is in continuation with State Government’s principles of Teamwork, Transparency & Technology for bringing about Transformation.

Request for same has been made to wikimedia.org in this regard, said official sources.
 


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