As a DigitalNZ user you may submit information to DigitalNZ for others to view and use ("Contributed Content"). Contributed Content includes text contributed to DigitalNZ “stories” such as headings, paragraph text, and captions; comments contributed via Facebook to individual items; and uploaded images and their associated metadata.
To submit Contributed Content, you must be the copyright holder of the content or have the permission of the copyright holder. Any Contributed Content you submit must not;
You must also understand that by submitting Contributed Content you will be granting the National Library rights to use to the Contributed Content in accordance with the terms below.
The National Library has the right to modify or remove user contribution features at its discretion and to change the licence choices available for Contributed Content at any time.
Wherever possible we will notify you of any changes.
In uploading your Contributed Content to DigitalNZ you agree to make it available via various licences and rights statements, which are determined by media type. The definitions and terms of these are outlined below.
“Text Content” is all words contributed by users to DigitalNZ “stories”. These are headings, paragraph text, tags, captions, image annotations, and comments contributed via the Facebook plugin.
In contributing Text Content the user agrees to licence the Text Content under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0).
We suggest you read Facebook’s Terms of Service here to understand more about these terms.
In contributing Metadata Content the user agrees to licence the Metadata Content under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0).
“Image Content” is all images uploaded by users of DigitalNZ “stories”, including images created by the user and images sourced from any third party.
When a user uploads Image Content to the website, the user must specify which of the following rights statements applies for that Image Content:
All rights reserved: The Image Content cannot be copied without the consent of the copyright holder, subject to any rights or licences granted by these terms of service.
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0) : The Image Content can be copied, redistributed and adapted by anyone, as long as they attribute the creator.
No known copyright: To the best of the User’s knowledge, the Image Content attracts no copyright and may be copied or otherwise used in New Zealand.
DigitalNZ wants to reduce, as much as possible, the risk of infringing on the copyright of any person. To do that you must investigate the copyright status of the Image Content to the best of your ability before specifying what rights statement applies to that Image Content.
It is the responsibility of the user to apply the correct rights statements for their Image Content. Where the user is not the copyright owner for Image Content, the user must identify the relevant copyright owner and the licence terms upon which the Image Content is permitted to be used.
The National Library is not liable for the incorrect application of these rights statements. If the National Library becomes aware that the publication of any Image Content on the website (or that use of the Image Content in accordance with the rights statement applied by the user to the Image Content) may infringe the intellectual property rights of any person, the National Library will as soon as practicable delete the Image Content and prevent access to it. The process by which user contributed images and text are moderated can be found here.