Neale Hooper has a LLB degree and a LLM degree from the University of Queensland and has considerable experience in undertaking legal research in IP and Innovation law fields. Neale has more than 20 years experience as a legal practitioner in these fields and has taught in a range of QUT law subjects at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Since 2005 Neale has been centrally involved with the QUT-based group responsible for the introduction of the Creative Commons (CC) licences into Australia, as well as the revision and ongoing management of the licences. Beginning in 2006, Neale has worked almost continuously on projects associated with QUT, either as a Queensland government legal officer or on secondment to QUT. These research-based projects include the Government Information Licensing Framework project (GILF), the CRC for Spatial Information project on access to spatial information (July 2007 to June 2010), and CC Australia. In these projects, Neale has worked on a range of Intellectual Property law issues, contributed to the researching and drafting of published articles and chapters, assisted with organising seminars, presented at seminars and conferences and has responded to enquiries from the public. In 2010 - 2011 Neale was engaged as the Principal Project Implementation Manager, – Government Information Licensing Framework (GILF) in the Information Policy Co-ordination Office, Queensland Chief Information Office, Department of Public Works. This work included implementation of CC licensing across all departments.