Increasingly, open data is facilitated by sharing under public terms. Below are links to case studies of organizations, institutions, and governments using CC tools for data.
CC0 (read “CC Zero”) is a universal waiver that may be used by anyone wishing to permanently surrender the copyright and database rights they may have in a work, thereby placing it as nearly as possible into the public domain. CC0 is particularly relevant to data.
A list of uses of CC licenses for data.