Copyright

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015

Other than as specified, this website is subject to copyright under the Commonwealth of Australia Copyright Act 1968. All rights other than those permitted under this Act are reserved.

What use is permitted?

Vrroom is an education resource that provides students and teachers with digital copies of records from the National Archives collection. These digital copies are provided for research and study. Vrroom also provides a rich array of learning content – records with a description and education value statement.

Copyright for most records appearing in Vrroom is owned by the Commonwealth. In the case of learning content the copyright is jointly owned by Curriculum Corporation and National Archives of Australia. For some records a third party may also hold copyright. Users should refer to the notices displayed in relation to individual records.

Where the Commonwealth of Australia owns copyright you may view, download, display, print and reproduce the resource, including the digital copies of records or photos, in unaltered form for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. It is not necessary to get permission to do this, but we do ask that you acknowledge the National Archives of Australia as the source and cite the reference number and relevant acknowledgements.

Where Curriculum Corporation and National Archives of Australia own copyright you may view, download, display, print and reproduce the resource, including the digital copies of records or photos, in whole or in part for educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. We ask that you retain the copyright notice to the National Archives of Australia and Curriculum Corporation, acknowledge the National Archives of Australia as the source, and cite the reference number and all relevant acknowledgements (such as to authors and The Learning Federation Initiative).

How can you tell who owns a record?

Copyright in records – that is letters, memorandums, reports, forms, audio files – that were created by a Commonwealth public servant are owned by the Commonwealth. Copyright in  anything created by other people – for example letters from private citizens, newspaper articles, or reports published by a non-profit organisation – is generally owned by the people who created them. They are the copyright owner.

In some cases, a 'Copyright notice' field in a record's description names the copyright owner. In others, the 'Content creator' will help you to identify the potential / likely copyright owner.

When do you need permission?

Permission is required if you intend to publish from the Archives' collection.

If you wish to publish material from Vrroom, contact the National Archives for permission. Requests should be forward to copyright@naa.gov.au Please indicate in your message when you wish to publish both a record and associated learning content.

Charges for use

No fees are charged for permissions or for downloading, using or reproducing digital copies obtained from Vrroom for the permitted purposes. You only pay if you request a high-resolution scan of the original record.

More information

For more information about copyright and use, email copyright@naa.gov.au.