Copyright

Usage guidelines for our website content

Copyright over the material which appears on the Randwick City Council Internet site is subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968.

In keeping with Randwick City Council's commitment to encouraging the availability, dissemination and exchange of information (and subject to the operation of the Act), you are welcome to download the material which appears on the Randwick City Council Internet site for personal, in-house or non-commercial use, without formal permission or charge.

In the event that you wish to reproduce, alter, store or transmit the material which appears on the Randwick City Council Internet site for a purpose other than personal, in-house or non-commercial use, you can apply for formal permission. Contact us.

Please note that the copyright on the materials appearing at websites linked to from the Randwick City Council website vests in the author of those materials, or the author's licensee (subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968). Randwick City Council cannot and does not grant any permission or authority in respect of the copyright in the materials appearing at third-party websites, and strongly recommends that you refer to the copyright statements at those sites before making use of the materials.

Duration of copyright

If a photograph is in copyright, then the copyright owner holds the rights to reproduce and publish the photograph. Since 1 January 2005:

  • for photographs that were still in copyright on 1 January 2005, or which were created on or after that date, copyright now lasts until 70 years from the end of the year the photographer died
  • if the photographer is unknown or used a pseudonym, duration continues indefinitely until the photograph is published. Once it is published, duration will then last until 70 years from the end of the year in which it was published
  • where a Commonwealth, State or Territory Government owns copyright in a photograph, the work is protected by copyright for 50 years from the end of the year in which it was first published
  • all photographs taken before 1 January 1955 are now out of copyright.

Images available within the Randwick Photo Gallery

The images available within Randwick Photo Gallery are provided for research and study as permitted under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act 1968. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only for your personal non-commercial or personal research use.

If the original photograph is still in copyright and your proposed use falls outside the fair dealing provisions, you must request clearance from the copyright holder before you make any use of the digital image. It is your responsibility as the person wishing to use the image to obtain clearance from the copyright holder. For further information about copyright of images found within Randwick Photo Gallery, please contact us.

If you identify yourself as the copyright holder of a digital image on our website and object to its continued availability online, please contact us and we will remove it.

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