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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA COPYRIGHT

 

This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. All other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Manager, Legislative Services, Info Products, Department of Finance and Administration, GPO Box 1920, Canberra Australian Capital Territory 2601 or by email to Cwealthcopyright@finance.gov.au

© Commonwealth of Australia [2002]

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the Commonwealth. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Manager, Legislative Services, Info Products, Department of Finance and Administration, GPO Box 1920, Canberra Australian Capital Territory 2601.

© Commonwealth of Australia [2002]

The Commonwealth claims copyright on all material written by its employees in the course of their employment whether published or unpublished. Responsibility for copyright administration is divided as follows:

(a) the responsible author body administers copyright for print material that is not published;

(b) The Department of Finance administers copyright for print material that is published;

(c) requests to reproduce copyrights administered by the High Court of Australia should be directed to the Registrar, High Court of Australia.

The Commonwealth of Australia asserts its copyright in all publications and all published material produced by Commonwealth author organisations. Government departments and many agencies, unless specifically provided for under any establishing/enabling legislation, cannot own copyright.

Australia is a signatory to two international copyright conventions, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, and the Universal Copyright Convention. The Berne Convention provides that a work, created by an author in a country which is party to the convention is accorded the same protection in member countries. There is no requirement for authors to complete any formalities to receive such protection. If rights are to be pursued in member states under the Universal Copyright Convention, all copies of a work published with the authority of the copyright owner are required to include the symbol - accompanied by the name of the copyright owner and year of publication. It should be in a manner and location that enables reasonable notice of the claim of copyright. The Commonwealth of Australia conforms to this requirement. Commonwealth publications should carry a full copyright notice as follows:

 

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