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Understanding copyright

Copyright is a legal right that gives copyright owners the right to control how their work is used. State Library of Queensland is committed to both the protection of creators’ rights, and to providing the greatest possible access to our collections.

State Library is an Institutional member of the Creative Commons Global Network.

State Library of Queensland supports and encourages the distribution of material on our website and the broadest possible access and re-use of collections.

Material published on this website and our blogs, including text, images and audio visual content, is protected by copyright and, where applicable, moral and cultural rights.

All text published on this website is licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) licence. Under the terms of this licence you may distribute, remix and build upon the text from the site, but you must attribute State Library of Queensland as the source of the information.

You may use all other material on the State Library website for the purposes of private study, research, criticism and review without permission. However, this material may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without written permission of the copyright holder.

We ask that you acknowledge State Library of Queensland when you use material from our website.


For all enquiries:

Copyright enquiry form

State Library of Queensland
PO Box 3488, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Vicki McDonald
State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer
29 March 2022