Intellectual Copyright

The View from Mount Clarence is the work of a private researcher. It interprets publicly available information and presents it with the clear intention of illuminating past events associated with the South Coast of Western Australia. This site quotes all sources and points readers to many publicly available but not necessarily free references. Images are frequently copied from the internet and represented in relevant context. They will always acknowledge the creator of the image where the creator is known and wherever possible will link back to the creator’s own website. Other images include modified cuts from online information resources such as Western Australia’s State Records Office, Trove, Bob Howard’s Genealogies, Great Southern Pioneers Index, Google Earth, Bonzle.com and others. Wherever used and wherever possible I refer readers back to the source. This is to verify the integrity of the work presented as much as to acknowledge the source and or service provided.
The View From Mount Clarence, while an open site intended for public use, is nonetheless a unique and creative work with emphasis on the integration of Southern Noongar people into the modern social structures of colonial and post colonial South-West Western Australia. The lines of investigation taken within this work serve to expose an actual history but are not simply a re-presentation of facts. The interpretive nature of this work and the direction it takes is, remains and will remain the sole property of the creator until such times as agreeably relinquished by the creator.
Warning: Any persons, bodies or institutions seeking to exploit this work for private or professional gain, whether by way of personal or private reproduction, use by government or government agencies for legal purposes, and within the global university network, without due referencing, acknowledgement and/or permission, risks breaching international copyright law and may also be guilty of theft of intellectual property. Where this occurs and injury is or may be caused to the owner of this work in the course of the owner’s end goal, the owner will pursue damages to the fullest extent attainable.
Please respect my work and the contribution it is trying to make.
The View From Mount Clarence subscribes to the principles on copyright and intellectual property as stated by the Australian Library and Information Service.

Australian Library and Information Service (ALIA): Statement on copyright and intellectual property;  

To promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interest of all Australians and a thriving culture, economy and democracy.

Principle

The copyright and intellectual property system must ensure a fair and equitable balance between creators, owners and users, and the needs of the public.

Statement

Australian copyright and intellectual property policy must protect the interest of the public, education, research and library communities to promote the advancement and sharing of knowledge, innovation and creativity.

ALIA supports balanced copyright and intellectual property law that promotes the advancement of society as a whole by giving strong and effective protection for the interests of rightsholders as well as reasonable access in order to encourage creativity, innovation, research, education and learning.

ALIA supports the effective enforcement of copyright and recognises that libraries have a crucial role to play in controlling as well as facilitating access to the increasing number of local and remote electronic information resources.

Librarians and information professionals promote respect for copyright and intellectual property and actively defend copyright works against piracy, unfair use and unauthorised exploitation, in both the print and the digital environment.

Copyright and intellectual property protection should encourage not inhibit, use and creativity. Copyright and intellectual property law should not give rightsholders the power to use technological or contractual measures to override the exceptions to copyright and distort the balance set in international and domestic copyright legislation.

Copyright and intellectual property legislation should render invalid any terms of a licence that restricts or overrides exceptions embodied in copyright law.

Australia is party to a number of international treaties including the Berne Conventiona and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). ALIA supports these treaties and the exceptions to copyright and related rights, allowed in the Berne Convention and endorsed by the WIPO treaties.

ALIA recognises moral rights and the unassignable personal rights of a creator of a work as agreed to in the Berne Convention.

ALIA recognises and respects the communal ownership of Indigenous cultural property.

Although, libraries and information services as intermediaries have an important role to play in ensuring compliance with copyright law, liability should ultimately rest with the infringer.

Adopted 2001

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