Copyright

Usage guidelines for our website content 

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

In keeping with Greater Taree 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 Greater Taree 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 Greater Taree City Council Internet site for a purpose other than personal, in-house or non-commercial use, you can apply for formal permission. 

Please note that the copyright on the materials appearing at websites linked to from the Greater Taree City Council website vests in the author of those materials, or the author's licensee (subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968). Greater Taree 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. 

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.