the writings, music and pictures from Japetus
are copyright protected for all forms of reproduction including
copying, hiring, performing, printing, synchronisation and
means that you can't reproduce them in any way without permission.
often we think that obtaining the rights to use our favourite
music track or picture is difficult, so we don't bother. If
you would like to use any of the material make Contact
and put forward a proposal.
you will see from the Copyright
Act, it is a breach to copy material for any reason or
by any method including copies on CD, cassette and video for
yourself, friends, clients and for resale.
is no way to stop you of course... especially with the various
ways of copying available... so instead... just consider placing
the person who wants a copy in touch directly with this site
to make their purchase. That way you support the musician
and the work and you don't acquire negative karma and most
importantly... the person receives a quality product with
all the cover information and symbolism.
can find more information from the Copyright
Council of Australia
or review the excerpts from the APRA site below...
is a number of different rights that the law grants exclusively
to owners of copyright material. Copyright is not a tangible
thing. So owning a book or CD does not mean that you own copyright
in that book or CD.
protects specific categories of material including written
material (known as "literary" works), artistic works, musical
works, sound recordings and films. Literary works include
I have to register for copyright?
soon as you write down your lyrics or music (chord progression)
or tape it onto a CD, tape or computer disk, your work is
protected by copyright.
work must also be original, that is, not copied from another
work and the result of some skill and effort by you.
Copyright notices are how others know that you are the copyright
owner of a work.
You can let others know that your work is protected by copyright
by marking all your copies (print and recorded etc) with a
copyright notice. The Copyright Act does not require that
you do this, but it is recommended.
copyright notice is a copyright symbol ©, your name (and the
names of any other co-creators) and the year the work was
can I prove that I am the copyright owner?
Occasionally legal disputes arise about whether someone is
the copyright owner of a work. If this happens you need to
be able to prove that you created the work. For this reason
it is recommended that you keep a copy of any draft manuscripts
or recordings (marked with a copyright notice), and diaries
about your work and their development.
Many people assume that material on the Internet is copyright
free. They believe that because material is on the net, they
can download it, transmit it to other people, print it out
or store it, without having to obtain permission from the
copyright owner. This is incorrect.
that is available on the Internet is protected by copyright
in exactly the same way as material that is available through
other more traditional channels such as books, videos and
CDs. A song stored in a MP3 file, for example, on a web site
or bulletin board is protected in the same way as a recording
If you want to copy that CD, play it in public or communicate
it to the public (through broadcasting or the Internet), you
need permission from the copyright owner. Similarly, you must
also obtain the copyright owner's permission if you want to
download that MP3 file onto your own computer, make a copy
for a friend or put it on another web site.
same provisions apply to copying of photographs and any other
visual or audio-visual material such as graphic files, movies
and other audio only material.
for Copyright Infringement
A person who uploads material protected by copyright onto
the Internet, or downloads this material from the net, may
be liable for copyright infringement if he or she does not
have permission from the copyright owner. Anyone who authorises
that activity may also be liable.
web site or bulletin board operator may therefore be liable
for any infringements that occur as a result of users of their
site uploading or downloading material. The Australian courts
have held that a person who sanctions, countenances or approves
of an infringing activity may be liable for authorising that
© Copyright 1983 - 2017
All music, video, visualisations, artwork and writings by Japetus on this site are copyright protected
and may not be reproduced in any way without the written permission of the artist.
To make arrangements to license these musical works contact Japetus