Copyright and contributions

All material on all AIFS websites, unless otherwise stated, is copyright to the Commonwealth of Australia.

Republishing material from our website

Materials not requiring permission

Apart from the content described in the next section, most textual and audio-visual content published by AIFS since 2012 is available for use under a Creative Commons licence, the current version of which is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0).

A CC BY licence means:

Works with a CC BY licence are indicated with a licensing statement and/or a CC BY logo:

 It is helpful for us to know how, why and where AIFS publications are being used. If you are planning to use AIFS content, we would appreciate if you could email us via our Contact Us page with some brief details.

Materials requiring permission

If you wish to use AIFS materials that do not explicitly state that they are available under any version of CC BY licence, you must obtain written permission from AIFS by contacting AIFS Copyright.

AIFS branding, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, content provided by third parties, and any material protected by a trademark may not be used without obtaining permission from the original copyright owners.

The terms under which the Commonwealth Coat of Arms may be used are detailed on the It’s An Honour website.

Third-party and trademark content includes (but is not restricted to):

  • photos
  • background images
  • logos
  • icons
  • illustrations
  • names.

Content where the copyright is held by a third party is subject to the licensing arrangements of the original owner.

Copyright for authors

All contributions published or broadcast by AIFS will be subject to assignment of rights by the contributor to AIFS. Depending on the nature of the contribution, the contributor will be required to sign a Deed of Copyright Assignment or a Publish and Broadcast Licence.

AIFS publications are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Content where the copyright is held by a third party is subject to the licensing arrangements of the original owner.

For more information, contact the Publishing Manager.

Commenting

When you submit a comment to an AIFS website, you retain copyright in it. By submitting a comment to an AIFS website you agree to make it available to the rest of the world under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

If you have already submitted a comment, but were unaware of this policy and are now unhappy about it, please contact us and we can remove your comment from our system.

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions or requests relating to material presented on an AIFS website.

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