I reserve all rights to my work, and none of it may be copied, reproduced or published (excluding “Fair Dealing” under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)—an Act which is applicable in countries who are members of the Berne Convention (for a comprehensive list of whether this applies to you or not, click here)) in any way without prior written permission from me; the holder of my work’s copyright.
Some Examples of Fair Dealing:
- research or study;
- criticism or review;
- parody or satire;
- reporting news; or
- professional advice by a lawyer, patent attorney or trade marks attorney.” 1
In short, if you’re interested in using my work outside of Fair Dealing, you must receive my written permission before you do so. If it is for non-commercial purposes or personal use I will more than likely agree to your request.
If it is for commercial or collaboration efforts I will also be interested in hearing what you have to say. However, to save time for all parties involved I will clarify that I never give away my copyright or exclusive rights to anything—commercial or no. If this is your intent in contacting me, please consider your decision carefully.
1An excerpt from the Australian Copyright Council’s document, ‘Fair Dealing: What Can I Use Without Permission (G079v07)‘
Australian Copyright Council, ‘Fair Dealing: What Can I Use Without Permission‘ (2014)
Copyright Agency, ‘What Is ‘Fair Use’?‘ (no publication date given)
Copyright Agency, ‘Copyright Exceptions‘ (2015)
Queensland Government: Business Queensland, ‘How Can My Copyright be Protected in Other Countries‘ (2016)
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), ‘Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works‘ (2017) (view the PDF document here)