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Please complete this form to provide the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements with a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use the Material you are providing in whole or part.

For further enquiries, please contact the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements on 0436 943 411.

Brief description of material

Conditions of the licence

The conditions of this licence are as follows:

  1. The Commission has my permission to make use of the Material described above (question 1), in addition to such rights as the Commission may have to provide reproductions of the Material to the public in accordance with provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and in line with the functions of the Commission from time to time.
  2. The Commission may make working copies to prevent wear and tear on the original Material.
  3. The Commission may provide copies of the Material to the public for the purpose of research.
  4. The Commission may reproduce or provide the Material to another Agency for exhibition and/or storage.
  5. The Commission may reproduce, in different formats, the Material for the Commission’s Memorial’s non-commercial corporate publications, brochures and publicity material, including on the Commission’s website and in the media.
  6. The Commonwealth may use the Material to develop its inquiries, as evidence before the Royal Commission or in the final report of the Royal Comission. 

If you do not wish the Commission to disclose your contact details, please indicate here.

Explanatory Notes

2019-2020 Bushfire History Project

The 2019-2020 Bushfire History Project is an initiative of the Royal Commission into the National Natural Disaster Arrangements. It is an opportunity for people to record their personal experience and share photos and videos taken during the 2019-2020 bushfires or the ongoing recovery. The material received by the Royal Commission will form part of the official records of the Royal Commission.

The Royal Commission invites people to:

  1. contribute videos or photographs taken during the 2019-20 bushfires or the ongoing recovery; and
  2. submit a short video account explaining what you experienced during the bushfires.

The Commonwealth may use this material to develop its inquiries, as evidence before the Royal Commission or in the final report of the Royal Commission.

The Commonwealth may also use this material to remember, interpret and understand the community experience of the 2019-2020 bushfires through exhibitions, interpretation and dissemination.

The Commonwealth will seek to use copyright for any purpose supporting these functions, including, but not limited to, publication on a Commonwealth website such as the Royal Commission website, in marketing and promotional material, for exhibition design and catalogues.

The Commonwealth respects the Moral Rights of the author as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). If you are not the sole author (for example, because copyright has been assigned to you by the author), please let the Commonwealth know in answer to Question 2 of this form.

Definitions

“Licensor” means a party who has copyright rights in the Material or authority to grant a licence and is a signatory to this form.
“Material” means any item, material or document provided to the Commonwealth by a particular Copyright Owner.
“Moral Rights” means:

the right of attribution;
the right against false attribution;
and the right of integrity of authorship,

as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 as amended.

  1. Who are the copyright owners
    To complete this form, you must be the sole copyright owner or authorised to license all copyright in the Material.
  1. Warranty of copyright owner
    By signing this form, you warrant that you are entitled to grant the rights set out in this licence.
    1. You are the sole owner of copyright in the Material.
      The owner of the copyright material is usually the author (or creator) of the material. For example, for a photograph, the person who took the photograph is usually the author of the photograph and, for a video, the person who made the arrangements for the making of the video, is usually the author of the video.
       
    2. You are not the sole owner of copyright in the Material, but are authorised to license any and all copyright subsisting in the Material
      This applies if you are authorised on behalf of the sole or joint copyright owners to license the copyright in the entire Material.

Copyright ownership can be shared in a number of instances, for example:

  • two persons may be joint authors or makers;
  • where two or more authors share portions of the copyright in the entire work or collection. For example, someone can own copyright in the written part of a journal, while another person has copyright in photo images in a journal;
  • if the copyright owner is deceased, copyright could have been bequeathed to more than one party. Because of this, copyright can be split up, which means there can be several owners.

With shared or joint ownership, the permission of all copyright owners must be obtained.
Signing this form indemnifies the Commonwealth against any loss or damage arising from a breach of this warranty.
The Australian Copyright Council website:
(www.copyright.org.au) has relevant information. If further advice is required, we suggest that you seek legal advice.

  1. What are the conditions of the licence
    A general licence is given by the Licensor to use the Material to support the functions of the Commonwealth and the Royal Commission, as stated above.That licence includes the right to reproduce, publish, perform, adapt the Material, communicate the Material to the public, and cause the Material to be seen or heard in public. This licence is granted on a non-exclusive basis over the duration of the period of copyright protection. The granting of this non-exclusive licence to the Commonwealth means that you, as the copyright owner, retain the right to:
    use the Material as you wish; and licence the copyright to other parties.
    Without limiting that general licence, the Commonwealth may make the Material available to the public via the Commonwealth website or the Royal Commission website, and may make derivative works using the Material, such as other films or reports.
  1. What is the term of the licence
    This licence will continue for so long as the copyright in the Material lasts. For example, for photographs, copyright will usually last for the life of the author plus 70 years and for videos copyright will usually last for 70 years from that date of first publication.
  1. Assignment
    This licence will continue and pass on to any successors, executors, administrators and transferees of the copyright owner.
  1. Contact for seeking copyright permission
    If we receive an external request for use of the Material in a way that requires the copyright owners permission, this section enables the Commonwealth to supply, in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), your contact details to the party making the request.
    If you do not wish the Commonwealth to disclose your details, please indicate this by ticking the box.
  1. Signature of the copyright owner
    Please remember to sign and date the licence. Please have a witness sign and print their name as well.

Entire agreement

This document reflects the complete understanding of the licence between the parties. This document may be varied in writing, as agreed by both parties.

Thank you for completing this form. Please retain a copy for your records.

 

{Explanatory notes}

2019-2020 Bushfire History Project

The 2019-2020 Bushfire History Project is an initiative of the Royal Commission into the National Natural Disaster Arrangements.  It is an opportunity for people to record their personal experience and share photos and videos taken during the 2019-2020 bushfires or the ongoing recovery. The material received by the Royal Commission will form part of the official records of the Royal Commission.

The Royal Commission invites people to:
1.   contribute videos or photographs taken during the 2019-20 bushfires or the ongoing recovery; and
2.   submit a short video account explaining what you experienced during the bushfires.

The Commonwealth may use this material to develop its inquiries, as evidence before the Royal Commission or in the final report of the Royal Commission.

The Commonwealth may also use this material to remember, interpret and understand the community experience of the 2019-2020 bushfires through exhibitions, interpretation and dissemination.

The Commonwealth will seek to use copyright for any purpose supporting these functions, including, but not limited to, publication on a Commonwealth website such as the Royal Commission website, in marketing and promotional material, for exhibition design and catalogues.

The Commonwealth respects the Moral Rights of the author as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).  If you are not the sole author (for example, because copyright has been assigned to you by the author), please let the Commonwealth know in answer to Question 2 of this form.
 

Definitions

“Licensor” means a party who has copyright rights in the Material or authority to grant a licence and is a signatory to this form.
“Material” means any item, material or document provided to the Commonwealth by a particular Copyright Owner.
“Moral Rights” means:
the right of attribution;
the right against false attribution; and the right of integrity of authorship,
as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 as amended.

 
  1. Who are the copyright owners
To complete this form, you must be the sole copyright owner or authorised to license all copyright in the  Material.

 
  1. Warranty of copyright owner
By signing this form, you warrant that you are entitled to grant the rights set out in this licence.
 
  1. You are the sole owner of copyright in the Material.
The owner of the copyright material is usually the author (or creator) of the material. For example, for a photograph, the person who took the photograph is usually the author of the photograph and, for a video, the person who made the arrangements for the making of the video, is usually the author of the video.

 
  1. You are not the sole owner of copyright in the Material, but are authorised to license any and all  copyright subsisting in the Material
This applies if you are authorised on behalf of the sole or joint copyright owners to license the copyright in the entire Material.



Copyright ownership can be shared in a number of instances, for example:
  • two persons may be joint authors or makers;
  • where two or more authors share portions of the copyright in the entire work or collection. For example, someone can own copyright in the written part of a journal, while another person has copyright in photo images in a journal;
  • if the copyright owner is deceased, copyright could have been bequeathed to more than one party. Because of this, copyright can be split up, which means there can be several owners.

With shared or joint ownership, the permission of all copyright owners must be obtained.
Signing this form indemnifies the Commonwealth against any loss or damage arising from a breach of this warranty.
The Australian Copyright Council website: (www.copyright.org.au) has relevant information. If further advice is required, we suggest that you seek legal advice.
 
  1. What are the conditions of the licence
A general licence is given by the Licensor to use the Material to support the functions of the Commonwealth and the Royal Commission, as stated above.  That licence includes the right to reproduce, publish, perform, adapt the Material, communicate the Material to the public, and cause the Material to be seen or heard in public.    This licence is granted on a non-exclusive basis over the duration of the period of copyright protection. The granting of this non-exclusive licence to the Commonwealth means that you, as the copyright owner, retain the right
to: use the Material as you wish; and licence the copyright to other parties.

Without limiting that general licence, the Commonwealth  may  make the Material available to the public via the Commonwealth website or the Royal Commission website, and may make  derivative works using the Material, such as other films or reports.
 
  1. What is the term of the licence
This licence will continue for so long as the copyright in the Material lasts.  For example, for photographs, copyright will usually last for the life of the author plus 70 years and for videos copyright will usually last for 70 years from that date of first publication.   
 
  1. Assignment
This licence will continue and pass on to any successors, executors, administrators and transferees of the copyright owner.
 
  1. Contact for seeking copyright permission
If we receive an external request for use of the Material in a way that requires the copyright owners permission, this section
enables the Commonwealth  to supply, in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), your contact details to the party making the request.
If you do not wish the Commonwealth  to disclose your details, please indicate this by ticking the box.
 
  1. Signature of the copyright owner
Please remember to sign and date the licence. Please have a witness sign and print their name as well.
 

Entire agreement

This document reflects the complete understanding of the licence between the parties. This document may be varied in writing, as agreed by both parties.

Thank you for completing this form. Please retain a copy for your records and return it to:
[insert]

 

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