Professor Tom Cochrane AM is Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology where he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support) until retirement at the end of 2013. He serves on a number of Boards and projects including the Library Board of Queensland, Queensland Poetry, the Australian Digital Alliance and others. He was co-leader of the Creative Commons Project for which QUT was the institutional leader for Australia. This, together with other open access initiatives, signals Tom's long-standing commitment to access to knowledge, and to research outputs worldwide. His academic research in earlier years focused on Queensland in the time of Premiers Ryan and Theodore.