Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material of whatever nature created by Australian Common Reader and its individual authors is licensed to you under a Creative Commons license. You are free to share — to copy, distribute and transmit Australian Common Reader works — under the following conditions: you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author and Australian Common Reader (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work); and you may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
Outside resources linked to from within Australian Common Reader are beyond the editorial control of Australian Common Reader and may not reflect the opinions of Australian Common Reader, which takes no responsibility for their content.
Australian Common Reader is not the production of any organisation. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of any organisation. Opinions posted on this site have not been expressed using any organisational resources. Australian Common Reader publishes blog content in an effort to advance the research. Material on this site is distributed without profit for research and educational purposes.
Our Fair Dealing Policy
All images, quotes, film clips and excerpts are presented within this website under the “fair dealing” provisions of the Australian Copyright Act 1968. Within this provision, a researcher can copy a reasonable portion of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work and audio-visual material without the permission of the copyright owner, provided the copying is for the purpose of research or study, criticism or review.
Material may therefore reproduced within the Australian Common Reader website where required in the context of a blog posting under both Sect 41 of the Copyright Act 1968:
- “A fair dealing with a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or with an adaptation of a literary, dramatic or musical work, does not constitute an infringement of the copyright in the work if it is for the purpose of criticism or review, whether of that work or of another work, and a sufficient acknowledgement of the work is made.”
And Sect 42 of the Copyright Act 1968:
- “A fair dealing with a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or with an adaptation of a literary, dramatic or musical work, does not constitute an infringement of the copyright in the work if: (a) it is for the purpose of, or is associated with, the reporting of news in a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical and a sufficient acknowledgement of the work is made; or (b) it is for the purpose of, or is associated with, the reporting of news by means of a communication or in a cinematograph film.”
Accordingly, Australian Common Reader WILL NOT USE ITS SERVICES TO TRANSMIT, ROUTE, PROVIDE CONNECTIONS TO OR STORE ANY MATERIAL THAT INFRINGES COPYRIGHTED WORKS OR OTHERWISE VIOLATES OR PROMOTES THE VIOLATION OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. Australian Common Reader has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts of writers who are believed to be infringing the rights of copyright holders and for the deletion of associated postings.
Australian Common Reader respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Australian Common Reader will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed on the website outside the fair use provision described above.