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AAO COPYRIGHT, CREDIT LINES and WWW use POLICIES
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The images on these web pages are not in the public domain.
The copyright of all photographs should be acknowledged whenever they are reproduced (see below).


Commercial use of AAO images
These images are exclusively managed for the AAO by David Malin Images (DMI). Please contact DMI for information on commercial and other reproduction rights and conditions or David Malin dfm@aao.gov.au for technical information. Some technical information about the photographs is already available on-line. Images files from the web pages may be used in publications without payment, provided the copyright notice remains legible or is reproduced nearby.

All photographs supplied as high resolution files, prints or transparencies are free from the burned-in credit lines on the web pages. However, they are supplied only where we have a mailing address of the recipient and on condition that they are only used in the context agreed in writing between the recipient and the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) or its exclusive agent, David Malin Images (DMI). They are not to be distributed to third parties unless in the course of the agreed project or work, nor can they be published or redistributed in any form without permission.

Images incorporated in other, non-commercial works (e.g. HST montages) where the AAO image is not the main part of the montage, may be reproduced under the copyright conditions of the owner of the main image without permission from DMI, provided always that the AAO copyright is acknowledged in any such reproduction.

The images must not be used in any way that implies AAO or DMI endorsement of any service, product, political party, organisation, entity, religious belief etc., and must not be used in a manner that promotes pornography or other material that could be construed as distasteful or offensive.

Use of images on personal web pages and in presentations
The pictures on this site or that of David Malin Images (DMI) that have burned-in credit lines are available free for use on bulletin boards or other, non-commercial, free access WWW sites or publications. However, this requires the written permission of the copyright holders, and is subject to the following conditions:
  • The images must not be used in any way that implies AAO or DMI endorsement of any service, product, political party, organisation, entity, religious belief etc., and the site must not display or promote pornography or other material that could be construed as distasteful or offensive.
  • The copyright credit line should always be legible. If the image is resized or cropped so that this is not true, then an adjacent on-screen credit with the same wording is required (in web pages as a hotlink - see below).
  • On web pages please include a link to the AAO or DMI image page of the original image or to the individual sites themselves.
  • Copyright of images and caption pages text remains the property of the AAO or David Malin and is not transferable to third parties. The images themselves must not be copied or transferred to third parties or used on the WWW in other than the agreed context.
  • For web use only, please let us have the URL of the site or page where the images are used BEFORE it goes public.
Credit lines for use in publications

Each of the individual AAO and DMI images pages has copyright information for each image. All AAO pages have the full copyright wording as text immediately underneath each displayed photograph and/or burned into each image.

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galaxies | emission nebulae | reflection nebulae | dark nebulae | planetary nebulae | star clusters | stars | supernovae
50 Favorites | Messier objects | DMI | Repro conditions | AAO images page | AAO site overview
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Updated 2004 June 22   photo@aao.gov.au