photos and stories from the Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum has content available under several different rights categories.
© All rights reserved:
This means that the work is under current Copyright restrictions. This means that it may not be reproduced, communicated or copied (other than for the purposes of fair dealing, as defined in the Copyright Act 1968) without the Copyright holder’s permission.
In some cases the Museum (as the Trustees of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) is the Copyright holder, and in other cases Copyright is held by a third-party and the work is licensed to the Museum.
No known Copyright restrictions:
This means that the Museum is unaware of any current Copyright restrictions on this work. This can be because the term of Copyright for this work may have expired or that Copyright does not apply to this type of work. The majority of images with ‘no known Copyright’ are being made available for public download through the Commons on Flickr.
Content identified as public domain is no longer covered by Copyright in Australia. An example of this content at the Powerhouse Museum is our Electronic Swatchbook from which you can download hundreds of high-resolution copies of fabric swatch patterns from the late 19th century for any use.
Creative Commons, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives, with Attribution:
This licence is used on some parts of our website. Examples are our own photography in the Photo of the Day blog and also for children’s activities on our Play at Powerhouse website. This licence means that you can republish this material for any non-commercial purpose as long as you give attribution back to the Powerhouse Museum as the creator and that you do not modify the work in any way. A more detailed explanation of this licence is available from Creative Commons.
Creative Commons, Non-Commercial with Attribution
Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-alike
These two license types are used for different sections of text documentation in our online collection database. Both require attribution and have limited restrictions.